Modeling large-scale high-speed methane gas deflagrations in confined spaces : applications for longwall coal mines
Fires and explosions in confined spaces are extremely dangerous, destroying homes and buildings, damaging infrastructure, and posing a fatal risk to civilians and fire responders. In 2016 alone, The National Fire and Protection Association estimated over a million reported fires, killing 14,650 civilians, 81% of which were home structural fires (Association, 2017). However, fires and explosions have been a problem across many industries including oil and gas, textiles, sugar refineries, and retail. A common denominator of the majority of incidents is that the fires and explosions occurred in ...
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