The CEA gets successful results using SYSPLY to engineer 700-bar hydrogen storage tanks

Virtual Performance
Energy & Power, Ground Transportation
Working on the StorHy project, we used SYSPLY to simulate the tank composite elements structure behavior in contact with hydrogen. SYSPLY provided us with tools to manage, through an intuitive Graphical User Interface, the full complexity of the laminate found structures. We had a very detailed 3D vision of our material and we accelerated our design process to get the right simulated prototype, avoiding material waste. SYSPLY helped us save cost and time during our research.
Stéphane Villalonga, Research Engineer, Military Applications Division, Material Department, Polymers Synthesys and Processing Laboratory, CEA

Challenge

Accelerate the engineering of onboard 700-bar hydrogen storage technology Environmental challenge: use a cleaner energy Reduce the production of greenhouse gases

Benefits

Use Simulation-Based Design to compute the composite structure of the tank prior to manufacturing Decrease overall costs by reducing material waste Benefit from a comprehensive material database facilitating laminate definition through a variety of 3D structure applications