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Numerical Study on Characteristics of Gas Leakage in an Underground Combined Cycle Power Plant
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Numerical Study on Characteristics of Gas Leakage in an Underground Combined Cycle Power Plant
Bang, Joo Won; Sung, Kun Hyuk; Ryou, Hong Sun; Lee, Seong Hyuk;
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The present study numerically investigated the gas leakage characteristics in a simplified underground combined cycle power plant. The effect of obstacles near a crack location on the gas concentration in the confined space was analyzed by using the lower flammable limit (LFL) of methane gas. When the jet flow was close to the vertical walls, the longitudinal leakage distance increased by about 60% (when an obstacles was present) compared to the case without any obstacle, because these obstacles prevented transverse flows. In addition, when an air filter was installed near to the trajectory of the gas flow, the longitudinal leakage distance was similar to the distance between the crack and obstacle, whereas the transverse leakage distance increased up to 8 times compared to the case without any obstacle. As the jet flow impacts on the obstacle and changes its direction, the gas flows recirculate. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the effect of the structure and facility locations on the trajectory of the jet flow to propose an accident prevention system in confined spaces.
Combined Cycle Power Plant;Computational Fluid Dynamics;Confined Space;Gas Leakage;Obstacle Effect;
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