Coupled computing for reactive hydrogen leakage phenomena with crack propagation in a pressure tank

Jun Ishimoto, Satoru Shimada

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This research focuses on reactive hydrogen leakage due to the fracturing of high-pressure hydrogen tanks to develop a coupled computing method that can simultaneously perform reactive fluid-structure interaction analyses. The integrated computational approach to reactive hydrogen leakage with combustion due to wall crack propagation was implemented using a hybrid of the coupled particle and Eulerian methods. This computational method provides valuable safety information for predicting crack propagation and hydrogen leakage with combustion reaction in pressure tanks as an essential part of assessing hydrogen as an energy vector. As a result, the effect of crack formation and wall boundary conditions on hydrogen turbulent diffusion and concentration distribution and the thermodynamic behavior of the chemical reaction were predicted computationally. It was found that a combustion reaction does not occur near the streamwise axis at the duct center because there is an excess of hydrogen fuel, which increases scalar dissipation, and that the combustion reaction separated into upper and lower regions as it proceeded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2735-2758
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 12


  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Coupled analysis
  • Crack propagation
  • Hydrogen leakage
  • Particle method
  • Reactive flow


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