TY - GEN

T1 - Modeling of boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (bleve)

T2 - 2008 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis

AU - Pinhasi, G. A.

AU - Dahan, V.

AU - Dayan, Abraham

AU - Ullmann, Amos

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - A 1D plane, cylindrical and spherical numerical model was developed for estimating the thermodynamic and the dynamic state of the boiling liquid during a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) event. The model predicts, simultaneously, the flow properties of the expanding two-phase flashing mixture and its surrounding air. The possible presence of a shock wave formed by the fluid expansion through the air is accounted for in the model. Model predictions of the shock wave strengths, in terms of TNT equivalence for the various coordinate systems, were compared against those obtained by simple energy models. As expected, the simple energy models over predicts the shock wave strength. However, the simple model which accounts for the expansion irreversibility, produces results which are closer to current model predictions. For the 1D plane case the model simulates a BLEVE scenario in a tunnel, whereas for the spherical case the more realistic BLEVE scenario in free space is being studied.

AB - A 1D plane, cylindrical and spherical numerical model was developed for estimating the thermodynamic and the dynamic state of the boiling liquid during a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) event. The model predicts, simultaneously, the flow properties of the expanding two-phase flashing mixture and its surrounding air. The possible presence of a shock wave formed by the fluid expansion through the air is accounted for in the model. Model predictions of the shock wave strengths, in terms of TNT equivalence for the various coordinate systems, were compared against those obtained by simple energy models. As expected, the simple energy models over predicts the shock wave strength. However, the simple model which accounts for the expansion irreversibility, produces results which are closer to current model predictions. For the 1D plane case the model simulates a BLEVE scenario in a tunnel, whereas for the spherical case the more realistic BLEVE scenario in free space is being studied.

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SN - 9780791848364

T3 - 2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis

SP - 127

EP - 132

BT - 2008 Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis

Y2 - 7 July 2008 through 9 July 2008

ER -