Within the HySafe Network of Excellence, several organizations with experience in numerical combustion modeling participated to Standard Benchmark Exercise Problem 2 (SBEP-V2), trying to reproduce numerically the explosion of a stoichiometric hydrogen-air mixture in a 10 m radius balloon. Different codes and models have been applied in the validation exercise. The simulation results and experimental data for the flame speed, the maximum pressures, the rate of pressure rise and the maximum impulse are discussed and compared by means of statistical analysis. An overall satisfactory agreement for the flame speed and maximum pressure is found.
García, J., Baraldi, D., Gallego, E., Beccantini, A., Crespo, A., Hansen, O. R., Høiset, S., Kotchourko, A., Makarov, D., Migoya, E., Molkov, V., Voort, M. M., & Yanez, J. (2010). An intercomparison exercise on the capabilities of CFD models to reproduce a large-scale hydrogen deflagration in open atmosphere. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35(9), 4435-4444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.02.011