Research Paper

Design and Thermodynamic Analysis of an SOFC System for Naval Surface Ship Application

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Cüneyt Ezgi

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department,
Turkish Naval Academy,
Istanbul 34942, Turkey
e-mail: cezgi@dho.edu.tr

M. Turhan Çoban

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department,
Ege University,
Izmir 35100, Turkey
e-mail: turhan.coban@ege.edu.tr

Özgün Selvi

Mechanical Engineering Department,
Turkish Naval Academy,
Istanbul 34942, Turkey
e-mail: ozgunselvi@yahoo.com

Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received February 5, 2013; final manuscript received March 9, 2013; published online May 14, 2013. Editor: Nigel M. Sammes.

J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol 10(3), 031006 (May 14, 2013) (6 pages) Paper No: FC-13-1016; doi: 10.1115/1.4024254 History: Received February 05, 2013; Revised March 09, 2013

Diesel-fueled fuel cell systems can be more clean and efficient energy solutions than internal combustion engines for electric power generation on-board naval surface ships. NATO Navy steam and gas turbine and diesel ships are powered by a naval distillate fuel (NATO symbol F-76). In this study, a 120 kW F-76 diesel-fueled solid oxide fuel cell system (SOFC) as an auxiliary engine on-board a naval surface ship was designed and thermodynamically analyzed. A diesel-fueled SOFC system was compared to diesel-electric generator set in a case naval surface ship.

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Fig. 1

Principle of operation of SOFC [5]

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Fig. 2

A typical of distillation curve of NATO F-76

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Fig. 3

F-76 diesel-fueled SOFC system auxiliary power unit

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Fig. 4

Power conditioning for SOFC electric power output

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Fig. 5

Consumption of NATO F-76 fuel



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