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Conceptual design of an autonomous underwater vehicle powered by a direct methanol fuel cell to enlarge endurance
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering
Information
Abstract
Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are versatile machines capable of more and more complex missions including the offshore industry. The ability to carry out some missions relies on the endurance the vehicle is provided with. In this sense, fuel cells are found to be very adequate devices to enlarge AUVs endurance because of the high energy density and specific energy they can achieve, but the application of fuel cell technology to AUVs faces specific challenges that need to be overcome. The present work describes the conceptual design process of a typical AUV powered by a direct methanol fuel cell. Methanol is a high available fuel and its handling system is simple. The obtained results indicate that the manufacturing of such a vehicle is possible within several constrains, being the carbon dioxide treatment system the most critical component of the energy plant. The projected vehicle is compared to current vehicles on the market showing the improved endurance.
International
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Congress
ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2018
960
Place
Madrid (España)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-0-7918-5126-5
10.1115/OMAE2018-78298
Start Date
17/06/2018
End Date
22/06/2018
From page
1
To page
10
Proceedings of the ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2018
Participants
  • Autor: Antonio Villalba Herreros (UPM)
  • Autor: Teresa de Jesus Leo Mena (UPM)
  • Autor: Ricardo Abad Arroyo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Pilas de Combustible, Tecnología del Hidrógeno y Motores Alternativos
  • Departamento: Arquitectura, Construcción y Sistemas Oceánicos y Navales (Dacson)
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