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Conceptual design of an autonomous underwater vehicle powered by a direct methanol fuel cell to enlarge endurance
Año:2018
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingeniería mecánica, aeronaútica y naval
Datos
Descripción
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.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2018
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Madrid (España)
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-0-7918-5126-5
DOI
10.1115/OMAE2018-78298
Fecha inicio congreso
17/06/2018
Fecha fin congreso
22/06/2018
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Título de las actas
Proceedings of the ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2018
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Participantes
  • Autor: Antonio Villalba Herreros (UPM)
  • Autor: Teresa de Jesus Leo Mena (UPM)
  • Autor: Ricardo Abad Arroyo (UPM)
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