Hydrogen-combustion analyses of large-scale tests

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This report uses results of the large-scale tests with turbulence performed by the Electric Power Research Institute at the Nevada Test Site to evaluate hydrogen burn-analysis procedures based on lumped-parameter codes like COMPARE-H2 and associated burn-parameter models. The test results: (1) confirmed, in a general way, the procedures for application to pulsed burning, (2) increased significantly our understanding of the burn phenomenon by demonstrating that continuous burning can occur, and (3) indicated that steam can terminate continuous burning. Future actions recommended include: (1) modification of the code to perform continuous-burn analyses, which is demonstrated, (2) analyses to determine the type ... continued below

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Gido, R.G. & Koestel, A. January 1, 1986.

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This report uses results of the large-scale tests with turbulence performed by the Electric Power Research Institute at the Nevada Test Site to evaluate hydrogen burn-analysis procedures based on lumped-parameter codes like COMPARE-H2 and associated burn-parameter models. The test results: (1) confirmed, in a general way, the procedures for application to pulsed burning, (2) increased significantly our understanding of the burn phenomenon by demonstrating that continuous burning can occur, and (3) indicated that steam can terminate continuous burning. Future actions recommended include: (1) modification of the code to perform continuous-burn analyses, which is demonstrated, (2) analyses to determine the type of burning (pulsed or continuous) that will exist in nuclear containments and the stable location if the burning is continuous, and (3) changes to the models for estimating burn parameters.

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  • International ANS/ENS topical meeting on thermal reactor safety, San Diego, CA, USA, 2 Feb 1986

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  • Other: DE86004722
  • Report No.: LA-UR-85-4172
  • Report No.: CONF-860204-24
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5994070
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1099143

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Gido, R.G. & Koestel, A. Hydrogen-combustion analyses of large-scale tests, article, January 1, 1986; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1099143/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.