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Document ID (ISN)60285
CIS number 93-977
ISBN(s) 0-11-882063-X
Year 1992
Convention or series no. OTI 92 592
Author(s)
Steel Construction Institute
Title Confined vented explosions
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 51p. Illus. 7 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
Abstract This report is one of a series concerning blast loading on offshore structures. An overview of confined vented explosions is presented followed by a review of theoretical and experimental research including predictive modelling techniques. The report is only relevant to the problem of essentially empty volumes. The majority of "classical" methods for predicting peak vented explosion over-pressures are inappropriate to the general offshore explosion problem. Further work is needed to identify the effects of turbulence and the scale dependence of the combustion processes.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; offshore oil extraction; explosion hazards
Descriptors (secondary) explosion venting; explosion pressure; physics of explosions; prediction; explosion research; mathematical models; tests on models
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Explosions