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Vapour cloud explosions have proved to be potentially devastating. Gas explosion research has shown that a fuel-air mixture is explosive only under appropriate boundary conditions, that is only where the mixture is partially confined and/or obstructed. The main aim of this investigation has been to gain more detailed information on the course of vapour cloud explosions in turbulent fields and to obtain experimental data on the effect of obstacles and confinement. The results of the work can be used to improve the multi-energy concept and to derive first indications to minimise blast effects.

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Authors: COLE S, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14974 EN (1994) 6 pp., FS, ECU 7
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-7313-8
Record Number: 199410351 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en