The accidents recorded in the ARIA database involve three main profiles of dangerous phenomena: fires, relief of hazardous materials and explosions. Fire and the relief of hazardous materials are the most frequent accidents. However, the explosions, which are less numerous, represent a considerable potential for destruction. This document seeks to show the interest in knowing more about hazardous phenomena in order to better model them. It also presents the correlations between existing numerical models and events for two real cases of fire and explosion.
Date of the document: June 2013