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Modeling of Hydrogen Jet Impingement on Structures for P2X Technologies

As societies increasingly adopt renewable energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels, there is a growing demand for technologies that can convert intermittent electricity into valuable products (Power-to-X).

Hydrogen plays a pivotal role in cutting-edge P2X technology. However, its wider flammability range, very low ignition energy, and susceptibility to leakage compared to traditional fuels pose challenges for its safe integration as a promising electro-fuel in our society.

The ability to reliably predict scenarios related to hydrogen leakage and ignition, with potential consequences such as jet-fires and explosions, is essential for quantifying risks associated with evolving P2X technologies and their implementation in society.

The project aims to develop accurate computational frameworks to simulate relevant scenarios related to hydrogen storge and transportation.

Key objectives include validating models and solvers with experimental data and leveraging heterogeneous high-performance computing for efficient simulations. Furthermore, the project will contribute to advancing high-fidelity simulations for compressible turbulent reactive flows, specifically aiming to gain insights into the behavior of hydrogen jet flames and their interactions with surrounding structures.

This research will provide essential insights for the safer and more efficient utilization of hydrogen in our transition towards a greener world.  It represents a concerted effort to address critical safety challenges in hydrogen related technologies and enhance its viability as a sustainable energy solution.

In collaboration with Aarhus University and the University of South-Eastern Norway, the project began in January 2024 and will conclude in Jan 2026.

Modeling of Hydrogen Jet Impingement on Structures for P2X Technologies The project runs from: January 2024 to January 2026

Project Lead
Samaneh Tadayon Mousavi
Industrial postdoc