Modeling of the effective elastic and thermal properties of glass-ceramic solid oxide fuel cell seal materials

J. Milhans, Said Ahzi, H. Garmestani, M. A. Khaleel, X. Sun, B. J. Koeppel

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In this study, the effective elastic properties and coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) of a glass-ceramic were predicted using homogenization techniques. Using G18, a glass-ceramic solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) sealant as an initial reference material, the effectiveness of different homogenization models was investigated for a two-phase glass-ceramic. The elastic properties and CTEs of the G18 amorphous phase are currently unknown. Thus, estimated values were used as an input to the models. The predictive model offers accurate macroscopic values on both the elastic modulus and the CTE of glass-ceramic materials, providing the estimated amorphous values are reasonable. This model can be used in designing glass-ceramic SOFC seal materials for its specific operation conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1667-1673
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials and Design
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Effective properties
  • Glass ceramic
  • Homogenization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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