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Assessing maximum possible damage for contaminant release events

Fernando Camelli (School of Computational Science and Informatics, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA)
Rainald Löhner (School of Computational Science and Informatics, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

The combined use of damage criteria, genetic algorithms and advanced CFD solvers provides an effective strategy to identify locations of releases that produce maximum damage. The implementation is simple and does not require any change to flow solvers. A rather general criterion has been formulated to determine the damage inflicted by the intentional or unintentional release of contaminants. Results of two typical cases show that damage can vary considerably as a function of release location, implying that genetic algorithms are perhaps the only techniques suited for this type of optimization problem.

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Camelli, F. and Löhner, R. (2004), "Assessing maximum possible damage for contaminant release events", Engineering Computations, Vol. 21 No. 7, pp. 748-760. https://doi.org/10.1108/02644400410548387

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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