"SUpport to SAfety ANalysis of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies"
Grant Agreement no: 325386 and is funded by the European Commission


SUSANA is built on the complementarities of expertise of leading European experts in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) use for provision of hydrogen safety to achieve the synergy and consolidate the CFD excellence in application to safety design of FCH systems and infrastructure. The project will critically review the state-of-the-art in physical and mathematical modeling of phenomena and scenarios relevant to hydrogen safety, i.e. releases and dispersion, ignitions and fires, deflagrations and detonations, etc.; compile a guide to best practices in use of CFD for safety analysis of FCH systems and infrastructure; update verification and validation procedures; generate database of verification problems; develop model validation database; perform benchmarking; and finally create the CFD model Evaluation Protocol built on these documents and project activities.

This website will provide public access to all project outcomes. The protocol will facilitate use of CFD as a cost-effective contemporary tool for inherently safer design of FCH systems and facilities in Europe. It will be developed for all stakeholders directly involved in use of CFD and those who perform the evaluation of CFD safety analysis done by others, including but not limited to safety engineers and technology developers, regulators and public safety officials involved in permitting process, etc. The consortium is composed of key players in the field of modeling and numerical simulations relevant to hydrogen safety science and engineering from research institutions, academia and industry. The expert group is a powerful project instrument with open membership to maximize the outreach of the project outcomes and involve stakeholders in the protocol use at as early stages as possible. Experts will be invited to participate in online forum, benchmarking, attend events organized by the project. Dissemination activities will include workshops and seminars with invitation of CFD users and representatives of permitting authorities through different channels, including IA HySafe, IEA HIATask 31, EHA, national and international projects.

Forthcoming WEBINAR to the Model Evaluation Protocol (MEP)

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(last update 01.06.2016 by Olaf Jedicke)