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Jingde Li


Start date

Feb 2012

Submission date

Jul 2015

Jingde Li


Vulnerability of assessment of fixed offshore oil and gas platforms subject to accidental explosion and fires


The thesis mainly focuses on vapor cloud explosions(VCEs)/ gas explosions, it includes the numerical simulations of explosion over-pressures, the safety distance assessment and the optimization of onshore/offshore structures subjected to VCEs.

Why my research is important

A new correlation of gas over-pressure calculation is derived in this study, it is a faster tool than numerical simulation to predict the over-pressures generated by VCEs and it is more accurate than the conventional and experimentally based approach. The safety distance assessment is conducted to make it as a new blast load mitigating approach to the shore/offshore facilities.


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