Determination of interfacial adhesion strength between oxide scale and substrate for metallic SOFC interconnects

X. Sun, W. N. Liu, E. Stephens, M. A. Khaleel

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Abstract

The interfacial adhesion strength between the oxide scale and the substrate is crucial to the reliability and durability of metallic interconnects in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) operating environments. It is necessary, therefore, to establish a methodology to quantify the interfacial adhesion strength between the oxide scale and the metallic interconnect substrate, and furthermore to design and optimize the interconnect material as well as the coating materials to meet the design life of an SOFC system. In this paper, we present an integrated experimental/analytical methodology for quantifying the interfacial adhesion strength between the oxide scale and a ferritic stainless steel interconnect. Stair-stepping indentation tests are used in conjunction with subsequent finite element analyses to predict the interfacial strength between the oxide scale and Crofer 22 APU substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume176
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Indentation test
  • Interfacial strength
  • Metallic interconnect
  • Oxide scale
  • Solid oxide fuel cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Fuel Technology
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Energy (miscellaneous)

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