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CFD Simulations of Large Scale LH2 Dispersion in Open Environment


An  inter-comparison  among  partners’  CFD  simulations  has  been  carried  out  within  the  EU-funded project, PRESLHY, to investigate the dispersion of the mixture cloud formed from large scale liquid hydrogen release. Rainout experiments performed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been chosen for the work. From the HSE experimental series trial-11 was selected forsimulation due to its conditions where  only  liquid  flow  at  the  nozzle  was  achieved.   During  trial-11  liquid  hydrogen  is spilled horizontally 0.5 m above a concrete pad from a 5 barg tank pressure through a 12 mm (1/2 inch) nozzle. The dispersion takes place outdoors, and thus it is imposed to variant wind conditions. Comparison  of  the  CFD  results  with  the   measurements  at  several  sensors  is  presented  and  useful conclusions are drawn.

Funding source: The research leading to these results was financially supported by the PRESLHY project, which has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 779613. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.
Related subjects: Safety
Countries: France ; Greece ; United Kingdom

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