This paper reports the successful integration of a commercial CFD package within the process simulator of an onboard adsorption storage tank for methane fuelled vehicles. The two solvers run as independent processes and work with non-overlapping portions of the computational domain. The codes exchange data at the boundary interface of their domains to ensure continuity of the solution and its gradient. A software interface dynamically suspends or activates each process as necessary, and is responsible for data exchange and process synchronization. The hybrid computational tool is able to accurately simulate and optimize the discharge dynamics of a new tank design.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Computer Aided Chemical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2003|
|Event||13th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-13) - LAPPEENRANTA, Finland|
Duration: 1 Jun 2003 → 4 Jun 2003
- Activated carbon
- Adsorbed natural