Chapter 9

Dynamic Consequence Analysis through Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling

G. Landucci1, M. Pontiggia2, N. Paltrinieri3,4,  and V. Cozzani5     1University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy     2D'Appolonia S.p.A., San Donato Milanese (MI), Italy     3Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway     4SINTEF Technology and Society, Trondheim, Norway     5University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy


Consequence assessment in conventional quantitative risk assessment studies is carried out with simplified tools and conservative assumptions, leading to static worst-case representation of the magnitude associated with accidents. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models may constitute an advanced tool to analyze dynamic scenarios. ...

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