Crack Propagation in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

N. Joulaee, A. Makradi, S. Ahzi, M. A. Khaleel

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Solid Oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are multi-material layered system with different thermo-mechanical properties. Due to their severe thermal loading, these layers have to meet high demands to preserve their mechanical integrity without initiation of fracture. The mechanical performance under loading caused by the manufacturing process or service conditions can be determined and assessed. Based on the mechanical properties of each layer and their interfaces, an energy criterion as a function of the crack length is used for predictions of possible crack extension in SOFC. A competition analysis between the crack deflection in the interfaces or penetration in the adjacent layer is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParticle and Continuum Aspects of Mesomechanics
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780470610794
ISBN (Print)9781847040251
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2010



  • Crack deflection/penetration
  • Fracture
  • SOFC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Joulaee, N., Makradi, A., Ahzi, S., & Khaleel, M. A. (2010). Crack Propagation in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. In Particle and Continuum Aspects of Mesomechanics (pp. 271-278). wiley.