- Composites for Cryogenic Applications
- Composite liquid hydrogen tanks and pipes are needed to enable the transition to net zero. The design toolsets, test methods, and test data to understand material behaviour at ambient and cryogenic conditions has been pioneered at the NCC. This project will further push the boundaries of this capability in the UK, developing tests, modelling and setting the standard for design methods.
- H2 Permeability
- Permeation in hydrogen pressure systems represent a challenge for the safety and economy of hydrogen infrastructures. Whilst thermoplastic composites can offer operational and technical advantages over steel, hydrogen permeation through these polymers is not well understood. Prediction of permeation can enable more robust design and increase confidence in deployment of composites in the hydrogen economy. The project is aimed at predicting the permeation of hydrogen in prototype pressurised systems as well as fully landscaping the commercially available tools for design.