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Vented gas explosion in a cylindrical vessel with a relief pipe

Mohd. Kasmani, Rafiziana and Andrews, G. E. and Phylaktou, H. N. and Willacy, S. K. (2009) Vented gas explosion in a cylindrical vessel with a relief pipe. Jurnal Teknologi (Kejuruteraan) (51F). pp. 53-65. ISSN 0127-9696

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A study of vented explosions in length/diameter (L/D) of 2 of cylindrical vessel with a duct pipe (L/D = 6) is reported. The influence of vent burst pressure and ignition locations on maximum overpressure generated inside the vessel, flame speeds and unburnt gas velocities ahead of the flame were systematically investigated. Propane and methane-air mixtures with equivalence ratio, ? of 0.8 to 1.6 have been used. Results show that rear ignition exhibits higher maximum overpressures and flame speeds in comparison to central ignition. It is confirmed that prior to the flame entry to the duct, the flow is chocked due to the sonic flow created at the duct entrance.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Vented explosion; vent burst pressure; ignition location; sonic flow
Subjects:T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:9991
Deposited By: Norhayati Abu Ruddin
Deposited On:14 Jul 2010 04:31
Last Modified:22 Jul 2010 02:06

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