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An integrated approach for fire and explosion consequence modelling


Dadashzadeh, M and Khan, FI and Hawboldt, K and Amyotte, P, An integrated approach for fire and explosion consequence modelling, Fire Safety Journal, 61 pp. 324-337. ISSN 0379-7112 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2013.09.015


Fire and explosion are accidents which potentially can occur in oil and gas processing facilities. While fire and explosion could occur as a consequence of each other, most published work has assessed fire and explosion separately, ignoring interactions between the two phenomena. The current study proposes a novel approach to model the entire sequences involved in a potential accident using liquid and gas release incidents as two test cases. The integrated scenario is modelled using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes FLACS and FDS. An integrated approach is adopted to analyse and represent the effects (injuries/death) of the accident. The proposed approach can be used in designing safety measures to minimize the adverse impacts of such accidents. It can also serve as an important tool to develop safety training to improve emergency preparedness plans.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:accident modelling, CFD, integrated scenario, jet fire. pool fire, vapour cloud explosion, computational fluid dynamics codes, emergency preparedness plans, fire and explosion, integrated approach, integrated scenario, jet fire, pool fires
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Research Field:Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Processing of energy sources
Objective Field:Oil and gas processing
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120766
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:49
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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