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Simulation of Fireball and Blast Wave from a Hydrogen Tank Rupture in a Fire

Shentsov, Volodymyr, Cirrone, Donnatella, Makarov, Dmitriy and Molkov, Vladimir (2016) Simulation of Fireball and Blast Wave from a Hydrogen Tank Rupture in a Fire. In: NONEQUILIBRIUM PROCESSES IN PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY Volume 2 Combustion and Detonation. (Eds: Starik, AM and Frolov, SM), Torus Press, Moscow, pp. 139-146. ISBN 978-5-94588-210-2 [Book section]

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This study aims at the development of predictive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for the assessment of hazard distances from fireball and blast wave resulted from high-pressure hydrogen storage tank rupture in a ¦re. Two simulations, without and with radiation submodel, are carried out and compared against experimental data and predictions by the analytical model published recently [1]. The CFD model gives insights into the dynamics of both the blast wave and thefireball. The longest of hazard distances determined by pressure and thermal loads (both temperature and thermal dose) are determined. The simulations have reproduced well experimental parameters such as blast wave decay, overpressure dynamics at different locations, including the timing of the blast wave arrival, as well as fireball shape and size. One of the advantages of the CFD model with radiation is the ability to calculate hazard distance by thermal dose.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Blast wave, fireball, tank, CFD
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER)
ID Code:36889
Deposited By: Mr Volodymyr Shentsov
Deposited On:14 Feb 2017 08:58
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:27

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