Comparison Between Data from the Heavy Gas Dispersion Experiments at Thorney Island and Predictions of Simple Models

  • C. J. Wheatley
  • P. W. M. Brighton
  • A. J. Prince
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Box models are simple, practical tools for doing heavy gas dispersion calculations. They are used widely in the formulation of safety cases and policy guidelines . It is important that models used for these purposes should be properly tested. It is not sufficient merely to fix values of phenomenological constants and show agreement with experiment superficially, but necessary to establish the correctness of the physical2 content of the model in order that it may be validly extrapolated . This is the purpose of the study presented here.


Richardson Number Velocity Scale Entrainment Velocity Cloud Height Turbulence Velocity Scale 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Wheatley
    • 1
  • P. W. M. Brighton
    • 1
  • A. J. Prince
    • 1
  1. 1.Safety and Reliability DirectorateUK Atomic Energy AuthorityWarringtonUK

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