In previous work, we proposed an integrated system of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and thermally self-sustained methane steam reformer (TS-MSR) and conducted the corresponding thermo-electro-chemo-mechanical behavior evaluation of SOFCs considering pre-reformer designs. While this work aims to conduct the thermo-chemo-mechanical behavior evaluation of TS-MSR when micro-channel technology is employed. The results indicate the application of microchannel technology facilitates the mass transfer within the TS-MSR and the resulting lower temperature improves the thermal strain stress behavior. This study can provide a reference for the design and thermomechanical evaluation of the integrated system before commercialization.
Keywords SOFC, TS-MSR, hydrogen, microchannel technology, thermo-chemo-mechanical behavior