Type of Publication
Year of Publication
2010
Authors

; K.Sang Baik;

Abstract

Hydrogen safety is one of important issues for future public usage of hydrogen. When hydrogen is released in a compartment, the occurrence of detonation must be prohibited. In order to evaluate the possibility of DDT (Deflagration to Detonation Transition) in the compartment with the hydrogen release, sigma-lambda criteria which were developed from experimental data are commonly used. But they give a little conservative results because they do not consider the detailed geometrical effect of the compartment. This is the main reason of the need to mechanistic combustion model for evaluation of hydrogen flame propagation and acceleration. In this study, sigma-lambda criteria and combustion model were systematically applied to evaluate a possibility of DDT in a IRWST compartment of APR1400 nuclear power plant during a hypothetical accident. A combustion model in an open source CFD code OpenFOAM has been applied for analyses of hydrogen flame propagation. The model was validated by evaluating the flame acceleration tests conducted in FLAME facility. And it was applied to evaluate the characteristics of a hydrogen flame propagation in the IRWST compartment of APR1400.

Volume

15

Notes

0

Pagination

67-75

Number
4
ISSN Number

1598-6071