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SCI ED024 Volume 2
Dispersion & explosion characteristics of large vapour clouds
BEM Phase 2
This is Volume 2 of the final report of the Buncefield Explosion Mechanism Phase 2 Joint Industry Project, which further investigated the 'Dispersion and Explosion Characteristics of Large Vapour Clouds'. The project’s ultimate objectives were to understand vapour cloud development following large losses of primary containment, the characteristics of explosions involving large flat flammable vapour clouds and the explosion mechanisms that can give rise to very high overpressures over a large area as observed in the Buncefield incident. This has been done through large and medium scale experimental studies supplemented by numerical analysis.
The project report is divided into two volumes. Volume 1, which is available separately, provides an overview and a summary of the work undertaken, the results and the main findings. Volume 1 draws from the content of this report, Volume 2, which contains the final reports of the individual studies performed as part of the project.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
APPENDIX A: VAPOUR CLOUD FORMATION
APPENDIX B: EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF FLEXIBLE OBSTRUCTIONS ON FLAME PROPAGATION IN VAPOUR CLOUD EXPLOSIONS
APPENDIX C: MEDIUM-SCALE TESTS TO INVESTIGATE THE INFLUENCE OF VEGETATION ON FLAME PROPAGATION WITHIN SEMI-CONFINED ENCLOSURES
APPENDIX D: MODELLING OF MEDIUM-SCALE VEGETATION TESTS
APPENDIX E: LARGE SCALE TESTS TO INVESTIGATE THE INFLUENCE OF VEGETATION ON VAPOUR CLOUD EXPLOSIONS
APPENDIX F: MODELLING OF LARGE-SCALE VEGETATION TESTS
APPENDIX G: MODELLING OF PROPANE/AIR CLOUD DETONATIONS
APPENDIX H: DETONATION CHARACTERISTICS OF LARGE FLAMMABLE VAPOUR CLOUDS (LARGE SCALE TESTS)
APPENDIX I: LARGE SCALE TESTS TO INVESTIGATE THE LIKELIHOOD OF ALTERNATIVE EXPLOSION MECHANISMS IN LARGE FLAMMABLE VAPOUR CLOUDS
APPENDIX J: FURTHER ANALYSIS OF NORTHGATE BUILDING CLADDING PANELS
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