Comparison of blast prediction models for vapor cloud explosion

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Conference2001 Combustion Institute/Canadian Section, Spring Technical Meeting: 13 May 2001, Montreal, Canada
Subjectgas explosion, blast wave, vapor cloud explosion, overpressure, model; Combustion
AbstractExplosion accidents that occurred in the past have demonstrated that vapor cloud explosions (VCE) is one of the most serious threats to chemical and petrochemical industries [1, 2] . During hazard analysis and risk evaluation, it is necessary to accurately assess the impacts or consequences of possible vapor cloud explosions on the industrial plant. Over the past decades, a variety of prediction models have been developed to predict the blast effect at any given distance from a possible explosion source [3, 4, 5] . However, these models have a limited range of applications, and they provide reasonable results only if they are applied correctly within their intended purposes, otherwise, they may produce misleading results. Currently, there is no clear recommendation on which model is preferred for a specific case under consideration.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44715
NPARC number20378963
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