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Modelling & Simulation to Support the Hydrogen Economy

Modelling & Simulation to Support the Hydrogen Economy

Modelling & simulation is increasingly used as a key enabler to the effective development and delivery of hydrogen-ready material/system solutions. Leveraging the widespread availability of high-performance computing resources and emerging data-driven tools, predictive models have reached a high maturity level covering the full product lifecycle - from early design stages and material selection, through digital optimisation of the manufacturing process, to digital certification and testing and, ultimately, simulating the product performance in hydrogen service and managing its integrity in real operations.

This NAFEMS seminar aims to bring together modelling & simulation experts from academia, industry, and research & technology organisations (RTOs) to share know-how and best practices on modelling the effects of hydrogen on the structural properties and behaviour of materials and demonstrate the value of numerical modelling on practical use cases. This is a unique opportunity for experts from different sectors (e.g., metals vs. composites) to come together and discuss their industry-specific challenges and discover possible technology transfer opportunities.

Among other topics, there will be a particular focus on the areas below:

  • R&D trends in modelling hydrogen transport/permeation through metals and composites.
  • Advances in modelling hydrogen-material interactions and related degradation mechanisms (e.g., embrittlement and subcritical crack growth in metals, swelling and blistering in polymer composites).
  • Recent developments in manufacturing process simulation of parts for hydrogen service, including (but not limited to) additive manufacturing.
  • Trends in digital certification and multiscale modelling-based qualification of products for hydrogen applications.
  • Developments in predictive models for lifetime prediction and fitness-for-service of assets in hydrogen service.

The shared determination by key stakeholders in the energy value chain for a clean and sustainable energy transition has never been stronger, nor has the need for cross industry working.

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09:30 Registration

Chair's Introduction & Welcome
Louise Wright, NPL

Multi-Physics Approach to Assess the Risk of Hydrogen Assisted Cold Cracking
Tyler London, TWI

A Coupled Model for Hydrogen-induced Depressurization Damage in Multilayer Polymer Systems’
Abderrazak Traidia, Aramco Overseas Company UK Ltd.

Computational Predictions of Hydrogen Uptake, Diffusion and Embrittlement in Metallic Materials
Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, Imperial College London

Solvent Power: Predicting the Effect of Fluid Absorption on the Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastics and their Composites
Frans Janssen, Strohm B.V.

Composite Casing and Tubing for Hydrogen Transport
Ramin Moslemian, Det Norske Veritas (DNV); Andreas Echtermeyer, NTNU, DNV

Multiscale Modeling of the Deformation and Failure of Polymers and Polymer-matrix Composites
Issam Doghri, Louvain Catholic University

Multiscale Modelling of Composite Structures Dedicated to the Storage of High Pressure Gas or Cryogenic Liquid
Christophe Bois; Jean-Christophe Wahl, Institute of Mechanics & Engineering of Bordeaux (I2M), University of Bordeaux

Integrated Multidisciplinary Design Approaches to the Challenges of Hydrogen Systems
Amit Visrolia, National Composites Centre

15:50 Expert Led Panel Discussion Session & Closing Remarks

16:30 Close



Event Type Seminar
Member Price £180.00 | $220.94 | €209.66
Non-member Price £260.00 | $319.13 | €302.84
Credit Price Free when using 2 Member Credits


Start Date End Date Location
06 Dec 202206 Dec 2022London, UK
hydrogen economy


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There are several outstanding opportunities available for your company to sponsor or exhibit at this event, giving you maximum exposure to a highly targeted audience of delegates, who are all directly involved in simulation, analysis, and design.

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