Dynamic modelling of an adsorption storage tank using a hybrid approach combining computational fluid dynamics and process simulation

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-802
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Volume14
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Event13th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-13) - LAPPEENRANTA, Finland
Duration: 1 Jun 20034 Jun 2003

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Electronic data interchange
Computational fluid dynamics
Adsorption
Methane
Synchronization
Simulators

Keywords

  • Activated carbon
  • Methane
  • Adsorbed natural

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