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In this paper is described a new mathematical model of melt/water detonations. This model has been developed to study the escalation and propagation stages of a vapour explosion. After a statement of the physics of this problem a complete description of the conservation equations and constitutive relations which form the model is given. The solution procedure and some results from sample simulations are presented.

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Authors: FLETCHER D F, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon (GB);THYAGARAJA A, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: CLM-P842 EN (1988)
Availability: Available from the Librarian, UKAEA, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3DB (GB)
Record Number: 198910222 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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