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Extended modelling and experimental research into gas explosions

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO*
Address
137,Lange Kleiweg 137
2280 AA Rijswijk Zh
Netherlands

Participants (8)

Battelle-Institut eV
Germany
Address
Am Römerhof 35
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
British Gas plc
United Kingdom
Address
Midlands Research Station Wharf Lane
B91 2JW Solihull
CHRISTIAN MICHELSEN RESEARCH AS
Norway
Address
38,Fantoftveien 38
5892 Bergen
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Joseph-von-fraunhofer-strasse 7
76327 Pfinztal
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
SW7 2BX London
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES
France
Address
Parc Technologique Alata 2
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Shell Research Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Thornton Research Centre
CH1 3SH Chester
Telemark Innovation Centre
Norway
Address
Kjølnes Ring
3900 Porsgrunn