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47th UKELG One Day Discussion meeting on “Condensed and Gas Phase Detonation Phenomena”

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47th UKELG One Day Discussion meeting on “Condensed and Gas Phase Detonation Phenomena”

Friday, 23rd September 2011 Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, West Cambridge Site, Cambridge CB3 0HE

Programme :

10.15 – 10.50 hrs RECEPTION and Coffee/Tea

10.50 – 11.00 hrs WELCOME : Hans Michels

Morning Session: “Condensed Phase Detonations” – Chair: Martin Braithwaite

11.00 – 11.30 hrs: Caroline Handley – AWE , UK “Modelling of High Explosives at AWE ”

11.30 – 11.55 hrs: Bill Proud – ISP , Imperial College “The Shock Response of Granular and Biological Systems”

11.55 – 12.20 hrs: Nikos Nikoforakis – LSC , Cambridge University “Current Research on Condensed Phase Detonation Modelling in LSC , Cavendish Laboratory”

12.20 – 12.45 hrs: Ewan Sellers, AEL Mining Services, RSA “The Role of Borehole Diameter in Open Pit Blast Performance”

12.45 – 13.00 hrs General Discussion.

13.00 – 13.40 hrs: LUNCH -

Afternoon Session: “Gas Phase Detonations and Related Phenomena” – Chair; Derek Bradley, Leeds U

13.40 – 14.05 hrs: Jonathan Puttock & Andrzej Pekalski, Shell Global Solutions, UK “Deflagration to Detonation Transition in highly congested environments – the Buncefield incident.”

14.05 – 14.45 hrs: Elaine Oran, NRL , Washington USA “Some Effects of Turbulence, Scale, and Background Non-uniformities on Flame Acceleration, Detonations, and DDT ”

14.45 – 15.15 hrs Jim Venart – New Brunswick, Canada “Buncefield: Reconciliation of evidence with mechanism(s) of blast”

15.15 – 15.40 hrs Graham Atkinson – HSL , Buxton “Severe unconfined petrol vapour explosions”

15.40 – 16.00 hrs: General discussion and Closure.

15.30 hrs onwards: Tea/ Coffee available

This talk is part of the Laboratory for Scientific Computing series.

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