VCE Overpressure Prediction by CFD Modelling

  • Guowei MaEmail author
  • Yimiao Huang
  • Jingde Li


This chapter explores the mechanism of gas explosion and demonstrates its computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation procedure. The fundamental partial differential equations, which govern the fluid flow and other explosion processes employed in the numerical models for calculation of VCEs, are presented. FLACS is adopted for the evaluation of the potential VCEs in oil and gas industries. The CFD simulation theories in FLACS regarding the flame turbulence, geometry condition and fluid–obstacle interaction, etc., are discussed. The flow chart for the simulation procedure along with gas explosion examples is given.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil and Transportation EngineeringHebei University of TechnologyTianjinChina
  2. 2.Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, School of EngineeringUniversity of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia
  3. 3.Centre for Infrastructural Monitoring and ProtectionCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

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