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Hydrogen generated by renewable energy sources has the potential to transform transportation and other industry sectors. Engineering simulation is the key to developing and optimizing products and processes within the green hydrogen value chain while our risk management solutions address critical safety and reliability requirements.

Complete Modelling, Simulation and Risk Management Solutions for Green Hydrogen

According to NASA, global temperatures have increased by over 1°C in the past 140 years and are due to increase much further as the effects of climate change are felt. This color-coded map  from NASA illustrates changing global surface temperatures anomalies (Courtesy: Ansys).

Such  climate change is driving countries towards net zero emission targets. Green hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources has been identified as a potentially key fuel source for transportation, aerospace, spacecraft and other applications – replacing conventional combustion-based technologies.

We have significant experience and capabilities supporting research, design, development and scale-up of green hydrogen production, storage and fuel cell technology for generating electricity. Our Ansys and Flownex solutions enable component and system-level modelling, simulation and optimization of structures and processes, including thermal management. Our Risk Management team and dedicated ReliaSoft and Ansys medini software address reliability and functional safety activities within wider development of products and systems.

Engineering Simulation for Product and Process Research, Development & Validation

Reflecting the rapid growth in new products and processes for hydrogen production, storage, delivery and fuel cell electricity conversion, we are increasingly involved in new projects throughout the value chain. We use FEA and CFD to generate insight and mitigate risk – from structural analysis and optimization of storage tanks to gas separation and efficient thermal management in hydrolysis plant and assessment of hydrogen accumulation.

We have experience in undertaking hydrogen induced stress cracking (HISC) studies to standards such as DNV-RP-F112, while hydrogen embrittlement is an increasing concern within applications potentially necessitating structural assessment under de-rated conditions. Our engineering simulation solutions can also assist when assessing the feasibility of replacing traditional combustion gases with green hydrogen such as within furnaces.

NanoSUN Delivers Hydrogen Fuel Safely at Scale with Ansys and Wilde Analysis

As concerns rise over climate change, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and other environmental pollutants, industries throughout the world are turning to hydrogen for a solution.

We have supported NanoSUN, an award-winning UK engineering company, by supplying Ansys Fluent simulation software and technical expertise through the Ansys Startup programme.

Improving the Design of Fuel Cells with Ansys Fluent 3D CFD Software

Fuel cell performance can be analyzed using physics-based or system-level models. When modeling a fuel cell system, structural aspects of the design may be of interest in addition to the thermal and fluid behavior typically studied with computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

The PEMFC Module in Ansys Fluent can be used to characterize the effect of geometric and operating parameters on device performance and thermal management.

Development and Validation of Composite Hydrogen Tanks using Ansys Structural Analysis (FEA)

We have undertaken a number of confidential projects regarding the design and analysis of composite structures to store hydrogen fuel.

Ansys has a complete range of tools within a single platform to make these tasks efficient while assuring the necessary accuracy of results, from Ansys SpaceClaim for geometry building and editing, Ansys Composite PrepPost for layup design, Ansys Mechanical for structural analysis and Ansys LS-DYNA for impact studies.

Fast Transient Analysis of a PEM Fuel Cell with Flownex System Simulation

Our Flownex thermo-fluid system modelling software can simulate the proton-exchange membrane fuel cell and its components, including thermal management, to predict the required air and hydrogen flow rates.

Watch the webinar opposite for a full presentation of these capabilities.

We’ve been using Ansys Fluent for complex releases. With hydrogen being quite a buoyant gas, we use Fluent to look at things like if we were to have a leak into our container, how would we expect the flow to move around the other cylinders. I don’t think you could model these things without CFD.

NanoSUN

Perform Any Type of FMEA and Collaborate Efficiently and Effectively

ReliaSoft XFMEA software helps you discover and prioritize high risk items and focus on issues that may cause potential failures. With flexibility to supporting all types of FMEA and FMECA, extensive reporting and powerful risk discovery capabilities, XFMEA is an ideal tool for facilitating FMEA team workshops and meetings.

You can easily link the FMEA analysis to Reliability Block Diagrams and Fault Trees and transform the FMEA findings into a representative reliability model of your system.

Achieve Functional Safety Compliance and Accelerate Time to Market

Our comprehensive functional safety consulting services help companies needing to lower risk to acceptable levels and develop products which comply with standards.

We also provide Ansys medini analyze dedicted software to enable inhouse teams to reduce their functional safety efforts, collaborate, increase efficiency and assure compliance.

How Can We Help?

For more information or to arrange an informal, no-obligation discussion on your requirements, please complete the form opposite or contact us below.

From an initial phone call we can often give you an idea of price and time scales.

With subsequent details, we can then send you some solution ideas, scopes of work and a formal quotation.

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