EPFL REPORT ACTIVITIES
EPFL is currently mounting a new segmented stack test bench, able to gain deeper insights into the local phenomena in terms of current density and temperature distribution. EPFL developed an SOFC model of both stack and system that captures the fundamental behavior of the systems and provides a good trade-off between accuracy and fast computation. This model was integrated in the RTO approach and tested through simulations. This study consisted in testing the proposed optimization approach in the FC stack and system under induced degradation and with different objective functions. Additionally, EPFL has worked toward developing an interface between the SOFC system and the user that allows the system to be remotely steered and controlled by a third-party entity.