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Lea CFD Associates Ltd.
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Selected Publications

  • Ivings, M. J., Gant, S. E., Jagger, S. F., Lea, C. J., Stewart, J. R. and Webber, D. M., Evaluating vapor dispersion models for safety analysis of LNG facilities, Fire Protection Research Foundation technical report, National Fire Protection Association, September 2016. https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Hazardous-materials/RFLNGDispersionModelMEP.ashx
  • Stewart, J. R., Coldrick, S., Lea, C. J., Gant, S. E., and Ivings, M. J., "Validation database for evaluating vapor dispersion models for safety analysis of LNG facilities", Fire Protection Research Foundation technical report, National Fire Protection Association, September 2016, https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Hazardous-materials/RFLNGDatabaseGuidev12.ashx
  • Lea, C. J., “Icons of CFD – Brian Spalding, Frank Harlow, Suhas Patankar , Lewis Fry-Richardson, Antony Jameson, and Brian Launder”, NAFEMS Benchmark magazine, January 2016 - January 2010.
  • Ivings, M. J., Lea, C. J., Webber, D. M., Jagger, S. F., Coldrick, S., "A protocol for the evaluation of LNG vapour dispersion models", J. Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, pp 153 - 163, Vol. 26, Iss. 1, January 2013. See http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlp.2012.10.005
  • Gant, S. E., Pursell, M. R., Lea, C. J., Fletcher, J., Rattigan, W., Thyer, A. M., Connolly, S., “Flammability of hydrocarbon and carbon dioxide mixtures", J. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, pp 472 – 481, Vol. 89, Iss. 6, November 2011. See http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2011.06.017
  • Lea, C. J., “How to ensure that CFD for industrial applications is Fit for Purpose”, Publ. NAFEMS, 2010. See https://www.nafems.org/publications/browse_buy/browse_by_topic/cfd/ht32/
  • Lea, C. J., “Analysis of hazard analysis models for releases from LNG facilities”, First Texas A & M University at Qatar Safety Symposium, 15th – 16th March 2010, Doha, Qatar.
  • Coldrick, S., Lea, C. J. and Ivings, M. J., “Validation database for evaluating vapor dispersion models for safety analysis of LNG facilities: Guide to the LNG Model Validation Database”, Fire Protection Research Foundation technical report, National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org/foundation February 2009.
  • Lea, C. J., Deevy, M. and O’Donnell, K., “Assessment of flammable gas ingestion and mixing in offshore HVAC ducts: implications for gas detection strategies”, Proc. Hazards XX Symp – Process Safety and Environmental Protection, IChemE, Manchester, 14 – 17 April 2008.
  • Lea, C. J. and Gobeau, N. C. H., “How to undertake a smoke movement analysis in complex enclosed spaces using CFD”, Publ. NAFEMS, HT35, 2007. See https://www.nafems.org/publications/browse_buy/browse_by_topic/cfd/ht35/
  • Ivings, M. J., Jagger, S. F., Lea, C. J. and Webber, D. M., “Evaluating vapor dispersion models for safety analysis of LNG facilities”, Fire Protection Research Foundation technical report, National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org/foundation April 2007.
  • Gobeau, N., Ledin, S., Lea, C. J., Bettis, R. and Allen, J., “Predicting smoke movement in enclosed spaces”, ANSYS Solutions, Vol. 7, Iss. 1, Winter 2006.
  • Kelsey, A., Lea, C. J., Lowndes, I. S., Whittles, D., & Ren, T. X., “CFD modelling of methane movement in mines”, 30th Int. Conf. Of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, October 2003.
  • Ledin, H. S., Gobeau, N. And Lea, C. J., “Guidelines for assessing the application of computational fluid dynamics modelling for the prediction of smoke movement in complex enclosed spaces”, Fourth International Seminar: Fire and Explosion Hazards, Londonderry, 8 - 12 September 2003.
  • Santon, R. C., Kidger, J. W., Lea, C. J., “Safety developments in gas turbine power applications”, ASME Turbo Expo 2002, 3 - 6 June. Also accepted for publication in Trans. ASME.
  • Saunders, C. J., Ivings, M. J., Fletcher, B., Lea, C. J., and Connolly, S., 2001, “A study of the natural ventilation of offshore modules using CFD modelling and on-site measurements”, ERA Conference: Major Hazards Offshore, 27 - 28 November, London.
  • McBride, M. A., Reeves, A. B., Vanderheyden, M. D., Lea, C. J. and Zhou, X. X., 2001, “Use of advanced techniques to model the dispersion of chlorine in complex terrain”, Trans. I. Chem. E., Vol. 79, Part B, March, pp 89 - 102.
  • Santon, R. C., Lea, C. J., Lewis, M. J., Pritchard, D., Thyer, A. and Sinai, Y., 2000, “Studies into the role of ventilation and the consequences of leaks in gas turbine power plant acoustic enclosures and turbine halls”, Trans. I. Chem. E., Vol. 78, Part B, May, pp 175 - 183.
  • Grant, G., Jagger, S. F. and Lea, C. J., 1998, “Fires in tunnels”, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. A, Vol. 356, pp 2873 - 2906.
  • Lea, C. J., 1997, “Tests on models/Les Essais sur maquette”, Seminar: La securite dans les tunnels routiers, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, 9th – 10th, December, Paris.
  • Lea, C. J., Jones, I. P., and Owens, M., 1997, “Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fire on a one-third scale model of a Channel Tunnel heavy goods vehicle shuttle”, Proc. 9th Int Conf. on Aerodynamics and Ventilation of Vehicle Tunnels, 6th - 8th Oct, Aosta valley, Italy, pp 681 - 689.
  • Lea, C. J., Hambleton, R. T., Hawksworth, S. J., Sinai, Y. L. and Owens, M., 1997, “Assessment of gas dispersion in CCGT enclosures: Measurements and CFD modelling using the CFX software”, I Mech E Seminar S528 - Prevention and control of gas explosions in CCGT and steam plants, IMechE, London, 8th October.
  • Lea, C J and Watkins, A.P, 1997, "Differential stress modelling of turbulent flows in model reciprocating engines", Proc. of the I. Mech. E, Vol. 211, Part D, pp 59 - 77.
  • C J Lea and M Higgins, 1995, "Prediction of Smoke Movement in Mines : Siting of fire detectors and escape considerations", 26th Int. Conf. of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, Katowice, Poland, Sept.
  • C J Lea, 1995, "CFD Modelling of the Control of Smoke Movement from Tunnel Fires using Longitudinal Ventilation", 1st European Symp of the Int. Assoc. for Fire Safety Science, Zurich, Aug 21 - 23.
  • C J Lea, 1994, "Computational Modelling of Mine Fires", The Mining Engineer, Vol 154, No. 394, July.
  • R J Bettis, S F Jagger, C J Lea, I P Jones, S. Lennon, P. Guilbert, 1994, "The use of Physical and Mathematical Modelling to Assess the Hazards of Tunnel Fires", 8th Int Symp on Aerodynamics and ventilation of Vehicle Tunnels, Liverpool, July 6 – 8.
  • Lea, C.J., May 1994, "Second - moment closure computations of in-cylinder flows in idealised reciprocating engines", PhD Thesis, University of Manchester, Faculty of Technology.
  • C J Lea, Sept. 1993, "Computational Modelling of Mine Fires", 25th Int. Conf. of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, Pretoria.
  • Leschziner, M.A, Kadja, M and Lea, C.J.,1988, "A combined computational and experimental study of a separated flow in an expanding annular passage", Proc of 3rd Int. Symp on Refined Flow Modelling and Turbulence Measurements, 26 - 28 July, Tokyo.

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