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Some Fundamentals of Explosions Related to the Power Industry

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David G. Lilley

Lilley & Associates, Stillwater, OK

Paper No. POWER2006-88147, pp. 515-521; 7 pages
doi:10.1115/POWER2006-88147
From:
  • ASME 2006 Power Conference
  • ASME 2006 Power Conference
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May 2–4, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4205-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3776-9
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME

abstract

Fundamentals of pertinent information on fire dynamics of explosions are reviewed, with emphasis on technical aspects related to the power industry. Topics include: fundamentals, characterization, vapor cloud explosions, blast damage due to over-pressurization, procedure for estimating the overpressure, blast fragment missile damage, and energy of mechanical explosions. The text is imbued with examples to assist in understanding and applying the ideas in real-world situations. This material is designed especially for persons in fire-related occupations: fire service, insurance adjusters, fire investigators, forensic engineers and attorneys desiring further knowledge about technical aspects of explosions.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME

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