A solid oxide fuel cell system. The solid oxide fuel cell system may include a number of fuel cells placed under load in a fuel cell stack, a number of manifold slices placed under load in a manifold column, and a number of compliant feed tubes connecting the fuel cells and the manifold slices.
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT
 This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-01 NT41245 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.