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RR457 - Specification of a Mathematical Model of a Water Reactive Pool based upon REACTPOOL

REACTPOOL is a mathematical model of the spreading and vaporisation of liquid pools resulting from accidental spillages of water reactive chemicals. REACTPOOL was developed on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive by researchers at UMIST. The basis of the model is described in a series of openly published reports.

The work presented in this report concerns reviewing the published REACTPOOL reports and deriving a mathematical model as input to the specification for a new computational model.

During the course of the review a number of mainly minor omissions have been identified and noted. Areas where the modelling might be improved have also been suggested. Based upon the review findings, a new pool model has been specified. This new model is closely based upon REACTPOOL, but differs in several respects, including:

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-03-19