Characterisation of metal combustion with DUST code

  • José R. García-Cascales /
  • F. J S Velasco /
  • Ramón A. Otón-Martínez /
  • S. Espín-Tolosa /
  • Ahmed Bentaib /
  • Nicolas Meynet /
  • Alexandre Bleyer
Journal ar
Fusion Engineering and Design
  • Volumen: 98-99
  • Fecha: 01 January 2015
  • Páginas: 2142-2146
  • ISSN: 09203796
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2015.03.012
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
© 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. The code DUST is a CFD code developed by the Technical University of Cartagena, Spain and the Institute of Radioprotection and Nuclear Security, France (IRSN) with the objective to assess the dust explosion hazard in the vacuum vessel of ITER. Thus, DUST code permits the analysis of dust spatial distribution, remobilisation and entrainment, explosion, and combustion. Some assumptions such as particle incompressibility and negligible effect of pressure on the solid phase make the model quite appealing from the mathematical point of view, as the systems of equations that characterise the behaviour of the solid and gaseous phases are decoupled. The objective of this work is to present the model implemented in the code to characterise metal combustion. In order to evaluate its ability analysing reactive mixtures of multicomponent gases and multicomponent solids, two combustion problems are studied, namely H<inf>2</inf>/N<inf>2</inf>/O<inf>2</inf>/C and H<inf>2</inf>/N<inf>2</inf>/O<inf>2</inf>/W mixtures. The system of equations considered and finite volume approach are briefly presented. The closure relationships used are commented and special attention is paid to the reaction rate correlations used in the model. The numerical results are compared with those obtained experimentally at the IRSN/CNRS facility in Orleans. They are commented and some conclusions are finally drawn.

Author keywords

    Indexed keywords

      Funding details