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Overpressure Effects


Salzano, E and Hoorelbeke, P and Khan, FI and Amyotte, P, Overpressure Effects, Domino Effects in the Process Industries: Modelling, Prevention and Managing, Elsevier B.V., G Reniers, V Cozzani (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 43-69. ISBN 9780444543233 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-54323-3.00004-X


Explosions produce pressure waves which expand in the atmosphere. When impacting industrial equipment, domino effects may be caused if the equipment content is flammable or toxic. A detailed analysis of these scenarios requires complex computational tecniques based on finite element analysis. Simplified methodologies have been developed in the past years for land use planning and quantitative risk assessment. These approaches are based on the definition of probability functions and threshold values for the occurrence of loss of containment from damaged systems and rely on the prediction of peak overpressure with respect to distance from the explosion source and on the structural category of the target equipment.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:blast load, domino effect, explosion, loss of containment, overpressure, pressure Wave
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Engineering practice and education
Research Field:Risk engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120768
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2018-01-03

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