International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Manufacturing Engineering | United Kingdom | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015 | Rating: 6.3 / 10

3D Printing and Prototyping Manifolds for Microtubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (mSOFCs)

A. D. Meadowcroft | K. Gulia | K. Kendall

Abstract: A significant issue for the microtubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (mSOFC) is the complex inlet manifold for the fuel entry. Hundreds or even thousands of gas connections must be made to the tubes, with equal fuel flow required in each tubular anode compartment. This paper shows how rapid prototyping of fuel inlet manifolds may be used to create test manifolds and to optimise the fuel pathways economically. As tube diameter is reduced in future, it is expected that this 3D printing process will become even more relevant to mSOFC development.

Keywords: Fuel Cells, 3D Printing, Prototyping, Manifolds, ABS

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,

Pages: 709 - 712

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