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EST in fundamentals of Hydrogen safety

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 20245

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

Objective

The aim of this EST in Fundamentals of Hydrogen Safety (HySAFEST) project is to offer a unique opportunity for researchers in the early stages of their professional careers to work in an internationally recognised multi- and interdisciplinary research team of scientists and engineers within the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ulster (UU), at the Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Institute (FireSERT) pursuing wide national and international research collaboration strategy.

UU is carrying out a joint programme of activities as a partner in the European Network of Excellence HySafe ('Safety of Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier', http://www.hysafe.org/). It is the purpose of HySAFEST to complement and enhance UU activities in the NoE HySafe.

HySAFEST offers structured scientific and technological training, including the use of contemporary techniques such as large eddy simulation, as well as providing a wide range of complementary skills. Four researchers will undertake doctoral studies in the emerging field of hydrogen safety, build long-term collaboration and make a contribution to overcoming fragmentation of European research in the field. The researchers will have access to one of Europe's most advanced research facilities, funded by the U K government in 2001 (8.1M Euro).

Trained fellows will be able to handle such diverse outstanding problems in hydrogen safety as the formation and combustion of non-uniform clouds after accidental releases of gaseous or liquefied hydrogen in confined geometries and open atmosphere, hydrogen ignition, conjugate heat transfer from jet fires to construction elements, mitigation of explosions, risk assessment of hydrogen applications, etc.

The principal output from the proposed project will be the creation of new European cadres of researchers, contributing to closing the knowledge gaps in hydrogen safety, an important field for efficient introduction and commercialisation of hydrogen as an energy carrier.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

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Cromore Road
Coleraine, Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 20245

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom