Computational model of a hybrid pressurized solid oxide fuel cell generator/gas turbine power plant

Adrian Dumitrescu, Taewoo Lee, R. P. Roy

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Abstract

A computational model of a hybrid pressurized solid oxide fuel cell (PSOFC) generator/gas turbine power plant is developed using classical thermodynamic analysis in conjunction with electromechanical, fluid-mechanical, and heat transfer simulations in the fuel cell by a commercial software. The thermodynamic analysis is based on energy and exergy balances. A case study is reported in which the plant contains a Siemens-Westinghouse PSOFC generator and a Solar Turbines Mercury-50 gas turbine. Among the calculated quantities for a range of fuel cell current are the plant output power, first-law efficiency, and exergetic efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012602
JournalJournal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Volume133
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Computational model of a hybrid pressurized solid oxide fuel cell generator/gas turbine power plant. / Dumitrescu, Adrian; Lee, Taewoo; Roy, R. P.

In: Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME, Vol. 133, No. 1, 012602, 2011.

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