Consequence analysis is the science of predicting the effects of releases of flammable and/or toxic materials into the environment. These materials may originate from chemical and petrochemical facilities or operations or may be generated by terrorists attempting to create a WMD incident.
Given information about the material released, the weather conditions, and the population surrounding the release, the extent of the area that will be effected by the release and the impact that the release will have on people, equipment, and structures in the area can be predicted.
Terrorism or Sabotage
Protection of critical infrastructure
Building Siting - API RP 752/753
PDRFoam Propane Explosion
EPA Recognized Dispersion Models
Computational Fluid Dynamics Models
FDS 5 - Fire Dynamics Simulator - A CFD model appropriate for modeling bouyancy-dominated flows and fires.
OpenFOAM - A freely available CFD framework that is applicable to fires, vapor dispersion, solid mechanics, vapor cloud explosions and is extensible to almost any reacting or non-reacting fluid dynamics situation.