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The Effect of Size on Optimisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell/Gas Turbine Hybrid Cycles

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Michael J. Brear

University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Michael J. Dunkley

University ofMelbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Paper No. GT2009-60308, pp. 527-538; 12 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2009: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 4: Cycle Innovations; Industrial and Cogeneration; Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Marine
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, June 8–12, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4885-2 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3849-5
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


The integration of high temperature solid oxide fuel cells with gas turbines to form high efficiency, hybrid generators is receiving significant attention within both the academic and industrial communities. Various systems have been proposed or demonstrated, and which cover a range of sizes from low power generators suitable for domestic power generation through to larger systems in the megawatt size range. The performance of such hybrid systems depends on the matching of the fuel cell and gas turbine through optimisation of the system pressure ratio and reactant flow rates. Losses associated with non-ideal cycle components are significant and vary with component size, and must be taken into account if optimal performance is to be achieved. This paper presents an intentionally very simple numerical model of the hybrid system, so that the effect of key component efficiencies on the overall cycle efficiency can be examined easily. These component efficiencies of course scale with size, and the results presented suggest that hybrid cycles with total power output of order several MW are preferable.

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