Loughborough University
Updated version of thesis_Erdogan Guk_May2019.pdf (4.41 MB)

Real-time temperature distribution monitoring of SOFC cathode and contributing parameters

Download (4.41 MB)
posted on 2019-05-29, 15:06 authored by Erdogan Guk
The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) as an energy conversion device is considered as a promising technology due to its high operating efficiency, fuel flexibility and relatively low emissions. However high operating temperature related issues such as availability and durability of the materials to operate at that high temperature and for long-time thermal cycling need to be understood and overcome. These are vital areas for research to ensure availability and durability measures are maximised subject to minimising SOFC system cost. To obtain the desired power output, especially for industrial applications, several cells are linked together to form a stack and the stacks are linked together to form a SOFC power generating system. There are two ways to overcome these issues, first; to reduce the operating temperature and second; to have better thermal management of the systems. Decreasing the operating temperature however can lead to a reduction in overall performance of the system due to an increase in the resistance in the cell as well as the electrodes becoming less active. Thus, thermal management of SOFCs is significant for minimising performance losses and maximising cell/stack lifetime. [Continues.]


Turkey, Ministry Education

Modelling Accelerated Ageing and Degradation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (MAAD-SOFC)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Find out more...

Novel diagnostic tools and techniques for monitoring and control of SOFC stacks - understanding mechanical and structural change

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Find out more...



  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering


  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Loughborough University

Rights holder

© Erdogan Guk

Publication date



  • en


Lisa Jackson ; Jung-Sik Kim ; Houzheng Wu

Qualification name

  • PhD

Qualification level

  • Doctoral

This submission includes a signed certificate in addition to the thesis file(s)

  • I have submitted a signed certificate

Usage metrics

    Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering Theses