0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

BLEVE Energy and Aerosol Formation: An Exergy Analysis

[+] Author Affiliations
Juan C. Ramirez, Suzanne A. Smyth, Russell A. Ogle

Exponent, Warrenville, IL

Paper No. IMECE2014-39100, pp. V014T08A023; 5 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2014-39100
From:
  • ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 14: Emerging Technologies; Engineering Management, Safety, Ethics, Society, and Education; Materials: Genetics to Structures
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 14–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4963-7
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME

abstract

The hazards from a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) include the formation of a blast wave and the projection of missiles. To understand the maximum work that can be obtained from a BLEVE, the authors have investigated in previous publications certain aspects of BLEVE behavior using exergy analysis. One of the key limitations in relating exergy calculations to more realistic behavior is the lack of knowledge of how the exergy of the explosion is partitioned into various types of work that occur in the BLEVE process. Some of these work terms include the formation and propagation of a shock wave, the strain work of vessel deformation and rupture into missiles, the initial kinetic energy of the missiles, and the surface work of aerosol droplet formation. In this paper we explore one of these work terms, the surface work performed in transforming the bulk liquid into aerosol droplets. The advantage of using exergy analysis to evaluate the maximum work of an explosion is that exergy is a state variable: its value depends only on the initial conditions of the high pressure fluid and the specification of the dead state. The methodology is illustrated for several pure component fluids.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In