CFD simulations of hydrogen dispersion, fire and explosions

This project aims to develop and validate HyFOAM-S, a dedicated solver and modelling approaches based on HyFOAM.

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HyFOAM-S will be validated with new large-scale tests to be conducted by the sponsor and transferred to them as in-house predictive tool (non-transferable) to predict for consequence analysis to inform the definition of safety/separation distance, reliable safety protection technology as well as effective hydrogen energy safety management and control. HyFOAM-S will include the following capability: 

  • Small-scale hydrogen leaks
  • Large-scale releases
  • Spontaneous ignition
  • Jet fires
  • Hydrogen explosions (excluding DDT).