Numerical analysis of hydrogen and methane propagation during testing of combustion engines
Applied and Computational Mechanics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 37 - 42
V. Dvořák (corresponding author: )

The research of gas-fuelled combustion engines using hydrogen or methane require accordingly equipped test benches which take respect to the higher dangerous of self ignition accidents. This article deals with numerical calculations of flow in laboratory during simulated leakage of gas-fuel from fuel system of tested engine. The influences of local suction and influences of roof exhausters on the flow in the laboratory and on the gas propagation are discussed. Results obtained for hydrogen and for methane are compared. Conclusions for design and performance of suction devices and test benches are deduced from these results.


hydrogen, methane, suction hood, gas propagation

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