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Author(s): Paulo Patrício
J. dos Santos Baptista
Carlos Bateira
Title: BLEVE of a road tanker LPG - a short review
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: The BLEVE is a kind of technological accident with a major impact on society due to the possibility of causing death and disability on people as well as property damage. This kind of accident is the result of the production of a pressure wave generated by the release of stored energy, of the heat flux generated by a fireball and the projection of fragments generated by the rupture of the shell and materials from other sources. The probability of a BLEVE happening is greater when the equipment is portable, especially if the transport is made by road. In this work is shown a brief survey of the state of the art in relation to the type of accident BLEVE (phenomenon, construction of tanks and consequences), simulation models of explosions and of the combination of the assessment of the consequences with a road tanker LPG. Finally some conclusions are drawn about the state of the art in this area.
Subject: Tecnologia da segurança, Engenharia mecânica
Safety technology, Mechanical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia mecânica
Engineering and technology::Mechanical engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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