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Simulations MultiD de la dispersion et de l'hydrolyse de gaz lourds dans des locaux ventilés



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Titre du congrès :RoomVent Ville du congrès :Helsinki Date du congrès :13/06/2007

Type de document > *Congrès/colloque

Mots clés > dispersion, gaz lourd, hydrolyse, local ventilé

Unité de recherche > IRSN/DSU/SERAC/LEMAC

Auteurs > BOUILLOUX Laurent, GELAIN Thomas, PREVOST Corinne, RICCIARDI Laurent

Date de publication > 15/06/2007


In order to better estimate the consequences of an accidental release of uranium hexafluoride (UF6), product used in some nuclear facilities, IRSN has performed an experimental and numerical study on heavy gas dispersion in a ventilated room. Indeed, the high density of UF6 gas (12) governs its dispersion in the room where the release occurs, and thus its hydrolysis with ambient steam. This study was divided in two parts; the first one consisted on the comparison between computational code and experimental results for different tests of injection of a large quantity of a heavy tracer gas, sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), inside two ventilated rooms of different sizes. As the comparison was quite satisfactory, a second part was performed consisting on computations of UF6 gas dispersion and hydrolysis in a ventilated room. The aim was to highlight the parameters influencing the gas behaviour; injection type was the most important one.