Dr. Bobby Sethi, Associate Professor in Gas Turbine Combustion and Environmental Impact, Cranfield University
Enabling Cryogenic Hydrogen-Based CO2-Free Air Transport
Greening civil aviation is key to our global future. So radical aircraft propulsion technologies must be developed urgently. Most likely to succeed in this grand challenge (promising full decarbonisation) are hydrogen (H2) and electrification. H2 is an inevitable solution for a fully sustainable aviation future, via hybrid/fuel cell technologies for short to medium range and H2 combustion in gas turbines for longer missions.
This presentation will provide an overview of the ongoing EU H2020 “ENABLing CryogEnic Hydrogen-Based CO2-free Air Transport” (ENABLEH2) project being coordinated by Cranfield University. The case for LH2 for civil aviation will be discussed followed by the strategic importance and overall scope of ENABLEH2. A summary of the key achievements to date will presented for the ENABLEH2 research on: Ultra-low NOx hydrogen micromix combustion; Fuel system heat management – to exploit the formidable heat sink potential of LH2; Safety and LH2 Aircraft “Technology Evaluation”
Upon completion of his PhD, Bobby joined the School of Engineering as a Research Fellow and was promoted to Lecturer in 2012. In 2019 he became Deputy Director of Research, School of Aerospace, Transport & Manufacturing and in 2020 he also became Associate Professor in Gas Turbine Combustion and Environmental Impact. He is currently Overall Project Coordinator and CU Principal Investigator for the ~ €4M EU H2020 “ENABLing CryogEnic Hydrogen-Based CO2-free Air Transport” ENABLEH2 project (20+ key EU civil aviation stakeholders – partners and industry advisory board members).
Organization: HAW Hamburg, RAeS
Wegen der Corona-Krise wird die Veranstaltung als Videovortrag erfolgen. Weitere Informationen hier.