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Numerical Investigation on the Dispersion of Hydrogen Leaking from a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle in Seaborne Transportation


The International Maritime Organization under the United Nations has developed safety requirements for seaborne transportation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in consideration of a recent increase in such transportation. Japan has led the development of new regulations in the light of some research outcomes including numerical simulations on hydrogen dispersion in a cargo space of a vehicle carrier in case of accidental leakage of hydrogen from the vehicle. Numerical results indicate that the region of space occupied by flammable hydrogen/air mixture strongly depends on the direction of ventilation openings. These findings have contributed to the development of new international regulations.

Related subjects: Safety
Countries: Japan

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