Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 745–753 | Cite as

Mathematical modeling of accidental gas explosions

  • V. N. Okhitin
  • V. V. Selivanov


Results are presented from mathematical modeling of the detonation of gas clouds in the form of cylinders with different ratios of height to radius. It is shown that the parameters of the resulting air shock wave depend significantly on the shape of the cloud. The trotyl equivalents of the explosion are obtained on the basis of maximum excess pressure and the impulse of excess pressure in the wave. This information can be used to analyze the consequences of accidents and substantiate standards on explosion-proofing.


Detonation Wave Rarefaction Wave Excess Pressure Detonation Product Adiabatic Exponent 
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  • V. N. Okhitin
  • V. V. Selivanov

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