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Dr Paul Holborn

Dr Paul Holborn

Senior Research Fellow

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    Engineering / Chemical and Energy Engineering

Dr Paul Holborn is a Senior Research Fellow with a research background in explosion and fire. He has over 25 years’ experience of modelling fire and explosion behaviour and has worked for both industry and governments. His specialisms include fire and explosion modelling relating to hydrogen safety, sprinkler/water mist suppression and the analysis of data collected through fire investigation. His expertise has been successfully applied to a large number of externally funded research contracts awarded to the LSBU Explosion and Fire Research Group over the last 25 years.

Research to model and predict the mitigation of hydrogen explosions by water mist, nitrogen dilution and chemical additives for Sellafield Ltd. Modelling of hydrogen gas explosions using the FLACS CFD gas explosion code. Analysing data collected by London Fire Brigade Fire Investigators to identify fire death risk factors and obtain characteristic data suitable for QRA models. Development and integration of a Lagrangian Particle Tracking sprinkler model, into the BRE JASMINE Computational Fluid Dynamics code. Modelling of sprinkler-hot smoke interactions and other fire scenarios using both the JASMINE CFD code and the in-house sprinkler code SPLASH.

See Paul's publications at LSBU Open Research

View my publications at
  • Supporting the Sellafield Ltd Flammable Gas Centre of Expertise
  • Member of Hydrogen London