Based on the fact that the pressure loads generated in hydrogen combustion process may jeopardize the integrity of the containment during severe accident, and the changing rate as well as the maximum value of the pressure loads are governed by the flame propagation process, it is important to simulate the hydrogen combustion process with proper methodology. Due to the insufficiency understanding of the turbulent combustion and the difficulties of hydrogen combustion simulation in large scale and complex geometry, explosion safety applications are always based on simplified combustion model, for which the validation work and specified conservative parameter is required. In this study, an methodology combining CFD analysis and model validation based on large scale combustion experiments (HDR E12 and HYCOM01/02) is built up. And domestic hydrogen combustion process in the containment during severe accident is simulated. This study provides solid basis for structure design and integrity analysis of the containment.

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