I would like to independently check a vendor's silo design for proper explosion venting. Worst case, it is essentially cylinder filled with a stoichiometric mixture atomized sugar dust and atmospheric oxygen initially at atmospheric pressure. The roof of the cylinder is designed to detach from the structure with, lets assume, zero force. The roof also has some amount of mass per square inch.
Lots of different ways to go about it, but initially to skip transient calcs I was thinking I could calculate the worst case by assuming 100% of oxygen reacts instantly. Put that energy into the ideal gas law and calculate the final pressure if unvented. Not sure if this will truly be the max pressure or if the transient shock wave pressure would exceed this?
The minimum pressure would be the psi required to lift and accelerate the roof up. The vented roof pressure loading should be pretty easy, again not considering transients.
Any thoughts on how to better roughly calculate wall pressures without cfd? Thanks!