The key objective of this project is to simultaneously improve the accuracy and establish the applicability of the existing three principal predictive techniques.
- Experimental scaling techniques since they have the potential to simulate in detail large-scale explosion behaviour in smaller scale experimental rigs
- Simple approximate theoretical tools for routine use by industrial hazard engineers.
- Models based upon Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) which provide the most practical and cost effective route for extrapolating from large-scale experiments to full-scale scenarios.
Since the greatest confidence lies in the results of large scale experiments the project aims to establish a significant large-scale data set against which the predictive methods can be evaluated. In addition it is essential to provide a substantial fundamental data set against which the relative accuracy of the various sub-models used in the theoretical techniques can be evaluated and further developed.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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