Mathematical modelling of a metal hydride hydrogen storage system

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dc.contributor.author MacDonald, Brendan David
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-19T21:50:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-19T21:50:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2009-11-19T21:50:00Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1876
dc.description.abstract In order for metal hydride hydrogen storage systems to compete with existing energy storage technology, such as gasoline tanks and batteries, it is important to have fast reaction rates, especially quick refill times. Improving the hydriding rate involves enhancing the heat transfer within the reaction bed. To complement experimental investigations, a two-dimensional transient model has been developed to describe the heat and mass transfer phenomena within a metal hydride bed. The metal hydride model is thermally coupled to a fuel cell through heat transfer relations and utilized to compare different heat transfer enhancements and storage tank configurations. Three cases are simulated: a base case with no heat transfer enhancements, a case with fins attached to the outside of the tank, and a case with an annular tank design. The results demonstrate that the annular metal hydride tank meets the requirements of the fuel cell while providing a robust and compact hydrogen storage system. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject hydrogen as fuel en
dc.subject fuel cells en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Engineering::Mechanical engineering en
dc.title Mathematical modelling of a metal hydride hydrogen storage system en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Rowe, Andrew Michael
dc.degree.department Dept. of Mechanical Engineering en
dc.degree.level Master of Applied Science M.A.Sc. en

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