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Modelling heat transfer in an intumescent paint and its effect on fire resistance of on-board hydrogen storage

Kim, Y, Makarov, D, Kashkarov, S, Joseph, P and Molkov, V (2017) Modelling heat transfer in an intumescent paint and its effect on fire resistance of on-board hydrogen storage. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 . pp. 7297-7303. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.02.157

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.02.157

Abstract

This paper describes a 1-D numerical model for the prediction of heat and mass transfer through an intumescent paint that is applied to an on-board high-pressure GH2 storage tank. The intumescent paint is treated as a composite system, consisting of three general components, decomposing in accordance with independent finite reaction rates. A moving mesh, that is employed for a better prediction of the expansion process of the intumescent paint, is based on the local changes of heat and mass. The numerical model is validated against experiments by Cagliostro et al. (1975). The overall model results are used to estimate effect of intumescent paint on fire resistance of carbon-fibre reinforced GH2 storage.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Hydrogen storage tank, Fire resistance rating, Intumescent coating, Decomposition, Numerical simulation, Moving grid
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER)
ID Code:36021
Deposited By: Dr Loraine McFadden
Deposited On:04 Oct 2016 08:18
Last Modified:16 May 2017 11:21

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