389254 Minimum Fill-up Time of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Tanks

Thursday, November 20, 2014: 10:35 AM
M301 (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
Fernando Olmos, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA and Vasilios Manousiouthakis, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department,, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

The key challenge of gas fuel based fueling stations, such as those for CNG, is to provide a time efficient and safe fill-up for such vehicles. First, the fill-up process is simulated based on a self-consistent thermodynamic model and a dynamic model of the process. Then, the fill-up process is formulated as a minimum time optimal control problem with the aim to minimize the fill-up time while satisfying all safety constraints. The simulation and optimization predictions lead to fill-up strategies that can improve current practices.

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