Visualization of Damage Progress in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
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The fuel cell is regarded as a highly efficient, low-pollution power generation system. In particular, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) has a high generation efficiency. However, a crucial issue in putting SOFC to practical use is the establishment of a technique for evaluating the deterioration. We previously developed a technique by which to measure the mechanical damage of SOFC using the Acoustic Emission (AE) method. In the present paper, we applied the kernel Self-Organizing Map (SOM), which is an extended neural network model, to produce a cluster map reflecting the similarity of AE events. The obtained map visualized the change in occurrence patterns of similar AE events, revealing four phases of damage progress. The methodology of the present study provides a common foundation for a comprehensive damage evaluation system and a damage monitoring system.
- Journal of Environment and Engineering
Journal of Environment and Engineering 6(3), 499-511, 2011
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers