Design Tool for Estimating Metal Hydride Storage System Characteristics for Light-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Kriston Brooks, Samuel Sprik, David Tamburello, Matthew Thornton

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Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed the 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. Metal hydride hydrogen storage models have been developed for the Framework model. Despite the utility of this model, it requires 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 physical and thermodynamic metal hydride properties into a simple sizing module that then estimates the systems parameters required to run the storage system model. This design tool can also be used as a standalone MS Excel model to estimate the storage system mass and volume outside of Framework and compare it to the DOE Technical Targets. This model will be explained and exercised with existing hydrogen storage materials.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)24917-24927
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume45
Issue number46
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Sep 2020

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5400-76836

Keywords

  • Fuel cell vehicle
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Metal hydride
  • System model

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