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“Simulation of gas explosions”

Authors: Bjørn H. Hjertager,
Affiliation: Christian Michelsen Research
Reference: 1989, Vol 10, No 4, pp. 227-247.

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Keywords: Fluid dynamics, combustion, turbulence

Abstract: Gas explosion hazard assessments in flammable gas handling operations both offshore and onshore are crucial in order to obtain an acceptable level of safety. In order to perform such assessments good predictive tools are needed, which take account of the relevant parameters, such as geometrical design variables and gas cloud type and distribution. A theoretical simulation model must therefore be tested against sufficient experimental evidence prior to becoming a useful tool. The experimental data should include both variations in geometry and gas cloud composition and the model should give reasonable predictions without use of geometry or case dependent constants.

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  title={{Simulation of gas explosions}},
  author={Hjertager, Bjørn H.},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}


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