Numerical Simulation of Instantaneous Flashing LPG Release
An accident instantaneous release of LPG can results in a rapidly expanding two-phase flammable cloud, which is the medium of potentially disastrous consequences. In this paper, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) method was applied for instantaneous LPG release in an open environment in order to analysis the expansion process of two-phase cloud. The results from simulation are compared with the published experimental data to validate the model. Statistical analysis of experimental data is used to set the initial conditions and computational inlet in the model. The mass and heat transfer is calculated in eulerian-lagrangian method. The features in expansion process are studied by the analyses of the variation of size, temperature, volume averaged rate of evaporation of the cloud and entropy of the whole flow field.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
X. Liu et al., "Numerical Simulation of Instantaneous Flashing LPG Release", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 2660-2663, 2011