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Study of the Characteristics of Hydrogen-Gas Filling Process of Ultra-Light Composite Tanks for Fuel-Cell Vehicles

연료전지자동차용 초경량 복합재료 탱크의 수소 충전 특성 연구

  • Yoo, Gye-Hyoung (Research and Development Center, ILJIN Composites Co. Ltd.) ;
  • Kim, Jong-Lyul (Research and Development Center, ILJIN Composites Co. Ltd.) ;
  • Lee, Taek-Su (Fuel Cell Core Technology Research Center, Jeonbuk Technopark) ;
  • Lee, Joong-Hee (WCU Program, Department of BIN Fusion Technology, Chonbuk Nat'l Univ.)
  • 유계형 (일진컴포지트(주) 기술연구소) ;
  • 김종열 (일진컴포지트(주) 기술연구소) ;
  • 이택수 (전북 TP 연료전지 핵심기술 연구센터) ;
  • 이중희 (전북대학교 BIN 융합공학과)
  • Received : 2010.12.13
  • Accepted : 2011.03.09
  • Published : 2011.07.01

Abstract

In this research, we investigated the hydrogen-gas filling characteristics of ultra-light composite tanks that have a plastic or aluminum liner inside the composite shell. The study was performed for different gas and tank temperatures. The temperature changes at various positions in the Type-4 tank during hydrogen-gas filling were monitored in order to understand the effects of the filling conditions. The results were compared with those obtained for a Type-3 tank. As the filling speed was increased, a quicker temperature rise was observed, and the temperature distribution over the entire region showed significant discrepancies.

Keywords

Fuel-Cell Vehicle;Ultra-Light Composite Tank;Hydrogen Gas Filling

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