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dc.contributor.authorLucas, Melodia
dc.contributor.authorHisken, Helene
dc.contributor.authorSkjold, Trygve
dc.PublishedLucas, Hisken, Skjold. CFD simulations of hydrogen releases and vented deflagrations in large enclosures. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 2020:63eng
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents model predictions obtained with the CFD tool FLACS for hydrogen releases and vented deflagrations in containers and larger enclosures. The paper consists of two parts. The first part compares experimental results and model predictions for two test cases: experiments performed by Gexcon in 20-foot ISO containers (volume 33 m3) as part of the HySEA project and experiments conducted by SRI International and Sandia National Laboratories in a scaled warehouse geometry (volume 45.4 m3). The second part explores the use of the model system validated in the first part to accidental releases of hydrogen from forklift trucks inside a full-scale warehouse geometry (32 400 m3). The results demonstrate the importance of using realistic and reasonably accurate geometry models of the systems under consideration when performing CFD-based risk assessment studies. The discussion highlights the significant inherent uncertainty associated with quantitative risk assessments for vented hydrogen deflagrations in complex geometries. The suggestions for further work include a pragmatic approach for developing empirical correlations for pressure loads from vented hydrogen deflagrations in industrial warehouses with hydrogen-powered forklift trucks.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NC-NDeng
dc.subjectHydrogen safetyeng
dc.subjectInhomogeneous mixtureseng
dc.subjectStratified mixtureseng
dc.subjectLarge enclosureseng
dc.subjectVented hydrogen deflagrationseng
dc.subjectComputational fluid dynamicseng
dc.titleComputational fluid dynamics simulations of hydrogen releases and vented deflagrations in large enclosuresen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Authorsen_US
dc.source.journalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

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