Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 179–184 | Cite as

Estimating the characteristics of an accidental explosion of a surface vapor-air cloud

  • B. E. Gel'fand
  • G. M. Makhviladze
  • V. B. Novozhilov
  • I. S. Taubkin
  • S. A. Tsyganov
Article

Abstract

Mathematical modeling is used to investigate the consequences of an vapor-air cloud which is formed from an accidental spill and evaporation of fuel. It is shown that, for large-scale spills (on the order of hundreds of tons), an intense convection flow is initiated due to a fireball and destroys objects found in the accident zone. This approach makes it possible to estimate the magnitude of the spill from observable hydrodynamic consequences of the catastrophe and to increase the reliability of the conclusions of the accident investigation.

Keywords

Evaporation Convection Mathematical Modeling Dynamical System Mechanical Engineer 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Gel'fand
  • G. M. Makhviladze
  • V. B. Novozhilov
  • I. S. Taubkin
  • S. A. Tsyganov

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