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Document ID (ISN)101626
CIS number 03-796
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2354-8
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 064
Author(s) Scaperdas A., Hebden C.R.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Source term modelling of releases within building complexes
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 55p. Illus. 51 ref. Price: GBP 25.00.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr064.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study relates to the dispersion of dense gases within and downstream of building complexes. A review of earlier work on the topic was undertaken, enabling the significant effects and key parameters to be identified. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling was then undertaken for a typical chlorine release within arrays of varying geometry. The results obtained from CFD were used for the development of a series of flow charts to guide the selection of appropriate modelling choices when conducting risk analysis.
Descriptors (primary) gas emission; mathematical models; limitation of gas spread; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; chlorine; United Kingdom; fluid mechanics; wind tunnels; computer simulation; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Pollution control
Natural phenomena