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Title: Design tool for estimating chemical hydrogen storage system characteristics for light-duty fuel cell vehicles

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a vehicle framework model to simulate fuel cell-based light-duty vehicle operation for various hydrogen storage systems. This transient model simulates the performance of the storage system, fuel cell, and vehicle for comparison to DOE’s Technical Targets using four drive cycles/profiles. Chemical hydrogen storage models have been developed for the Framework model for both exothermic and endothermic materials. Despite the utility of such models, they require that material researchers input system design specifications that cannot be easily estimated. To address this challenge, a design tool has been developed that allows researchers to directly enter kinetic and thermodynamic chemical hydrogen storage material properties into a simple sizing module that then estimates the systems parameters required to run the storage system model. Additionally, this design tool can be used as a standalone executable file to estimate the storage system mass and volume outside of the framework model and compare it to the DOE Technical Targets. These models will be explained and exercised with existing hydrogen storage materials.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1435884
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-131671
Journal ID: ISSN 0360-3199; HT0202000
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hydrogen storage materials; Fuel Cell Vehicles; design tool; Modeling and Performance Analysis

Citation Formats

Brooks, Kriston P., Sprik, Samuel J., Tamburello, David A., and Thornton, Matthew J.. Design tool for estimating chemical hydrogen storage system characteristics for light-duty fuel cell vehicles. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.090.
Brooks, Kriston P., Sprik, Samuel J., Tamburello, David A., & Thornton, Matthew J.. Design tool for estimating chemical hydrogen storage system characteristics for light-duty fuel cell vehicles. United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.090.
Brooks, Kriston P., Sprik, Samuel J., Tamburello, David A., and Thornton, Matthew J.. Tue . "Design tool for estimating chemical hydrogen storage system characteristics for light-duty fuel cell vehicles". United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.090.
@article{osti_1435884,
title = {Design tool for estimating chemical hydrogen storage system characteristics for light-duty fuel cell vehicles},
author = {Brooks, Kriston P. and Sprik, Samuel J. and Tamburello, David A. and Thornton, Matthew J.},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a vehicle framework model to simulate fuel cell-based light-duty vehicle operation for various hydrogen storage systems. This transient model simulates the performance of the storage system, fuel cell, and vehicle for comparison to DOE’s Technical Targets using four drive cycles/profiles. Chemical hydrogen storage models have been developed for the Framework model for both exothermic and endothermic materials. Despite the utility of such models, they require that material researchers input system design specifications that cannot be easily estimated. To address this challenge, a design tool has been developed that allows researchers to directly enter kinetic and thermodynamic chemical hydrogen storage material properties into a simple sizing module that then estimates the systems parameters required to run the storage system model. Additionally, this design tool can be used as a standalone executable file to estimate the storage system mass and volume outside of the framework model and compare it to the DOE Technical Targets. These models will be explained and exercised with existing hydrogen storage materials.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.090},
journal = {International Journal of Hydrogen Energy},
number = 18,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}