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Experimental Measurements, CFD Simulations and Model for a Helium Release in a Two Vents Enclosure


The present work proposes improvements on a model developed by Linden to predict the concentration distribution in a 2 vented cavities. Recent developments on non constant entrainment coefficient from Carazzo et al as well as a non constant pressure distribution at the vents-the vents being vertical-are included in the Linden approach. This model is compared with experimental results from a parametric study on the influence of the height of the release source on the helium dispersion regimes inside a naturally ventilated 2 vents enclosure. The varying parameters of the study were mainly the height of the release, the releasing flow rate and the geometry of the vents. At last, Large Eddy Simulations of the flow and Particle Image Velocimetry measurements performed on a small 2 vented cavity are presented. The objective is to have a better understanding of the flow structure which is at the origin of the 2 layers concentration distribution described by Linden.

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Countries: France

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Experimental measurements, CFD simulations and model for a helium release in a two vents enclosure

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