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Worst Case Scenario for Delayed Explosion of Hydrogen Jets at a High Pressure: Ignition Position


Delayed explosion of free field hydrogen releases at a high pressure is subject of multiple investigation performed by various authors in the past years. These studied considered various parameters such as pressures, flow rates etc., and their influence on the resulting overpressure. However, the influence of the ignition position on the maximum overpressure was not fully explored. Current investigation addressed by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and experimental measurement fills this gap. This work demonstrates that the ignition positions corresponding to 55%-65% of H2/air mixture give the maximum overpressure. This observation initially observed numerically and afterword confirmed experimentally. A simple model is also suggested.

Related subjects: Safety
Countries: France

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