UKELG 27th meeting

United Kingdom Explosion Liaison Group

 

3rd Aberystwyth Symposium on Explosions 

 

University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 16-19 April 2000

 

Monday 17 April

 

Prof. S. Dorofeev, Russia

Review of recent hydrogen explosion and detonation studies

 

G. Chamberlain, Shell Global Solutions

Effects of partial filling and poor mixing on gas explosions

 

R.C. Santon and D.K. Pritchard, UK HSE

The consequences of ignition in partially filled enclosures

 

P. Cleaver, BG Technology

       Gas dispersion in congested regions

 

Prof. V. Molkov, University of Ulster

Universal vent sizing technique for gaseous deflagration

 

Dr P. Bowen, University of Wales, Cardiff

Two-phase hydrocarbon flammability and explosion hazards

 

Tuesday 18 April

 

C. O’Carroll, DERA, Farnborough

Assessment tools for predicting damage to structures from blast

 

G. Smart, Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool

Pulse pressure testing of 1/4 scale stainless steel blast walls and connections

 

M. Dorn, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.

Prediction of the response of masonry buildings to blast

 

M. Goose, HSE Hazardous Installations Directorate

Current HSE projects - onshore explosion hazards and location and design of buildings

 

P. Renwick, HSE Hazardous Installations Directorate

Offshore hydrocarbon releases - active mitigation and survivability of offshore explosions

 

G. Munday

Funding Research: potential resources from requirements for technical evaluations in investigations relating to litigation

 

Prof A. Teodorczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

VEX - computer code for engineering calculations of equilibrium combustion and gas explosions       in closed and vented vessels

 

A. McIntosh, University of Leeds

Pressure Interactions with strained premixed flames

 

I. Smith, AWE Aldermaston

The development of a dynamic pressure vessel design methodology for explosive containment

 

J. Puttock, Shell Global Solutions

Recent developments in Shell’s explosion models

 

Wednesday 19 April

 

J. Venart, University of New Brunswick, Canada

The 1974 Flixborough Cyclohexane UVCE accident: reviewed and re-analyzed

 

A. van den Aarssen, DSM Research, Netherlands

Flame acceleration in ammonia/hydrogen/air mixtures up to 150 bara

 

Prof. A Teodorczyk, Warsaw University of Technology

Large scale ethylene explosion - case study of an accident in a Polish petrochemical plant

 

P. Zeeuwen, Chilworth Technology Ltd.

       The explosibility of flour in the milling process

 

Prof. D. Bull, Firebrand International Ltd.

       Al + O2 = NO GO

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