The reduction of CO2 emissions is a key driver for innovations in the global aerospace and automotive industry. Therefore, hydrogen fuel cells play a key role in future mobility concepts. In this regard, lightweight concepts are of high interest to optimize the maximum driving or flying range. For both, automotive and aerospace applications, hydrogen storage is a key point within the overall concept.
The manufacturing costs of a hydrogen storage system using fiber-reinforced composites depend strongly on the amount of carbon fiber used. Therefore, high utilization of the used composite material is important for a successful storage system development. This can be achieved by a fully virtual product development, where each development step is supported by simulation methods.