Energy and exergy analysis of a solid-oxide fuel cell power generation system for an aerial vehicle (ISSA-2015-139)

GENÇ G. , Sarikoc S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREEN ENERGY, vol.15, no.3, pp.151-160, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15435075.2017.1324789
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-160


This paper presents the performance of the solid-oxide fuel cell/gas turbine hybrid power generation system with heat recovery waste unit based on the energy and exergy analyses. The effect of air inlet temperature and air/fuel ratio on exergy destruction and network output is determined. For the numerical calculations, air inlet temperature and air fuel ratio are increased from 273 to 373 K and from 40 to 60, respectively. The results of the numerical calculations bring out that total exergy destruction quantity increases with the increase of air inlet temperature and air/fuel ratio. Furthermore, the maximum system overall first and second law efficiencies are obtained in the cases of air inlet temperature and air/fuel ratio equal to 273K and 60, respectively, and these values are 62.09% and 54.91%.