Chemical Engineering


18 Dec 2019

Virtual engine test simulator is transforming China's fledgling hydrogen car industry

Scientists have created a computer simulation programme which allows car manufacturers in China to virtually test hydrogen fuel cell engines instead of building expensive prototypes.

The digital platform has sped up the research and development process, reducing costs for a number of automotive and fuel cell companies, including FAW (First Automotive Works), SHPT (Shanghai Hydrogen Propulsion Technology) and Sunrise Power.

The program uses mathematical formulas to accurately model the physical and chemical interactions inside the engine.

This international project is being led by Professor Jin Xuan, of Loughborough University, and Professor Kui Jiao, of Tianjin University, in northeast China.

You can read more about the research here.