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Numerical Study of the Detonation Benchmark using GASFLOW-MPI


Hydrogen has been widely used as an energy carrier in recent years. It should a better understand of the potential hydrogen risk under the unintended release of hydrogen scenario, since the hydrogen could be ignited in a wide range of hydrogen concentrations in the air and generate a fast flame speed. During the accidental situation, the hydrogen-air detonation may happen in the large-scale space which is viewed as the worst case state of affairs. GASFLOW-MPI is a powerful CFD-based numerical tool to predict the complicated hydrogen turbulent transport and combustion dynamics behaviours in the three-dimensional large-scale industrial facility. There is a serious of well-developed physical models in GASFLOW-MPI to simulate a wide spectrum of combustion behaviours, ranging from slow flames to deflagration-to-detonation transition and even to detonation. The hydrogen–air detonation experiment which was carried out at the RUT tunnel facility is a well-known benchmark to validate the combustion model. In this work, a numerical study of the detonation benchmark at RUT tunnel facility is performed using the CFD code GASFLOW-MPI. The complex shock wave structures in the detonation are captured accurately. The experimental pressure records and the simulated pressure dynamics are compared and discussed.

Related subjects: Safety
Countries: Germany

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Numerical study of the detonation benchmark using GASFLOW-MPI

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