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3 Theory, Modeling and Computation of Gas Explosion Phenomena

Part 3. Gaseous and Liquid Fuels

  1. Almerinda Di Benedetto,
  2. Valeria Di Sarli

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628148.hoc042

Handbook of Combustion

Handbook of Combustion

How to Cite

Di Benedetto, A. and Di Sarli, V. 2010. Theory, Modeling and Computation of Gas Explosion Phenomena. Handbook of Combustion. 3:3:49–74.

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  1. Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Naples, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010


This chapter focuses on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling for gas explosions. Recent results obtained at both laboratory and industrial scales are reviewed. It is pointed out the central role of large eddy simulation (LES) as the most adequate tool for describing the inherently unsteady interplay of flame propagation, flow field, and geometry underlying explosion phenomena. Modeling, numerical, and computational issues yet to be afforded are discussed as relevant to realize fully the potential of explosion LES.


  • gas explosions;
  • modeling;
  • computational fluid dynamics;
  • unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes approach;
  • large eddy simulation