Process Safety and Environmental Protection 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2017.01.007 View full text
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Behrouz Hemmatian, Eulàlia Planas, Joaquim Casal

Abstract: The mechanical effects of a BLEVE are overpressure and ejection of fragments. Although fragments reach much longer distances, peak overpressure can be very strong over a certain area. Diverse authors have proposed methodologies for the estimation of the explosion energy and peak overpressure from these type of explosions, based on different thermodynamic and physical assumptions. Here these methodologies are commented and compared. Their predictions, which show an important scattering, are checked by compariso…

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