The H2FC Cyber-Laboratory provides open access, for European stakeholders, to modelling and engineering tools in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The rationale for the establishment of the Cyber-Laboratory stemmed from the fragmented nature of previous hydrogen and fuel cell research. This has led to shortfalls in the usefulness of developed tools with some areas of H2FC research being neglected, as well as a lack of experimental validation, review and testing of the tools and models developed.

These inadequacies, in previous methods of hydrogen and fuel cell research, have led to the establishment of the H2FC Cyber-Laboratory. As more modelling and engineering tools become available, and are added to the Cyber-Laboratory, an ever increasing spectrum of H2FC phenomena will be reliably addressed and made available to the H2FC community. 


The online and available Engineering tools, that are part of the Cyber-Laboratory, were implemented within two different frameworks. Please note: Some services are temporarily unavailable!


If you want to join open access to H2FC Modelling tools click at:

H2FC Sage Framework    

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For access to implemented and validated Tools:

Registration for H2FC Model Framework: Send email to sharepoint ad

All of the tools provided through the Model Framework have been validated, published and tested prior to being made publically available. The H2FC Model Framework has been created with three headings: 

  • Fuel Cells
  • Safety
  • Storage

Under each of these headings are the ‘Modelling’ and ‘Engineering’ tools related to each of the three areas listed above.

For example, when considering Safety:

  • Engineering tools:
    • A number of numerical methods have been supplied, these include:
      • Underexpanded jets (an example of this model is shown below)
      • Blowdown (Adiabatic & Isothermal)
      • Pressure peaking phenomenon (constant mass flow rate & blowdown)


  • Modelling tools:
    • HyFOAM for hydrogen safety science and engineering:
      • Containing published and peer reviewed CFD models.
        • High pressure hydrogen release and dispersion model
        • Multi-phenomena deflagration model.

Additionally for each Modelling and Engineering tool provided to the Cyber-Laboratory an appropriate description (and if required a user manual) have been provided detailing how each tool is used, its applicability and its limitations (if any) of use.   


Following the end of the H2FC project the Cyber-Laboratory will be contained within the e-Infrastructure portal for H2FC research. The Cyber-Laboratory will then form one of three sections within this e-Infrastructure, the other two being ‘Education & Training’ and ‘Databases’. This will allow the Cyber-Laboratory to be easily maintained and available to European Stakeholders after the end of the project.



Example of Model Framework:



Coming soon: OpenFOAM CFD models


H2FC consortium does not make any warranty or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or any third party’s use of any information, product, procedure, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.