Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Steam methane reforming is the primary method by which hydrogen is produced; increased efficiency in hydrogen production could enable hydrogen’s usage as an alternative fuel. The objectives of this project are to construct a robust CFD/FEA model of a steam methane reforming tube, and to perform CFD/FEA analysis in both steady and transient operational states, comparing thermal stresses/strains in the tube wall in the two states and relating tube stresses/strains to properties of the process controller.
Computer-Aided Engineering and Design | Process Control and Systems
Wegener, Matthew, "CFD/FEA of a Steam Methane Reforming Tube" (2018). Research Opportunities for Engineering Undergraduates (ROEU) Program 2017-18. 6.