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Modelling and simulation of high-pressure hydrogen jets using notional nozzle theory and open source code OpenFOAM

Keenan, J., Makarov, D. and Molkov, V (2017) Modelling and simulation of high-pressure hydrogen jets using notional nozzle theory and open source code OpenFOAM. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (11). pp. 7447-7456. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319916301598

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.07.022

Abstract

The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell (H2FC) European research Infrastructure Cyber-laboratory (http://h2fc.eu/cyber-laboratory) is a software suite containing ‘modelling’ and ‘engineering’ tools, encompassing a wide range of H2FC processes and systems. One of the core aims of the H2FC Cyber-laboratory has been the creation of a state-of-the-art hydrogen CFD modelling toolbox. This paper describes the implementation and validation of this new CFD modelling toolbox, in conjunction with a selection of the available ‘Safety’ engineering tools, to analyse a high pressure hydrogen release and dispersion scenario. The experimental work used for this validation was undertaken by Shell and the Health and Safety Laboratory (UK). The overall goal of this work is to provide and make readily available a Cyber-laboratory that will be worth maintaining after the end of the H2FC project for the benefit of both the FCH scientific community and industry. This paper therefore highlights how the H2FC Cyber-laboratory, which is offered as an open access platform, can be used to replicate and analyse real-world scenarios, using both numerical engineering tools and through the implementation of CFD modelling techniques.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Hydrogen; Safety; Software; CFD; Jet; Fire
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:38146
Deposited By: Dr Dmitriy Makarov
Deposited On:19 Jun 2017 09:34
Last Modified:10 Feb 2018 23:23

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