Recently, the dispersion model in EFFECTS was updated and extensively validated for light gas situations including jet releases and lifting plumes. In the present paper the modifications for gaseous turbulent jets will be discussed. This includes the full release velocity range from low subsonic to supersonic flow under highly under expanded conditions which are highly relevant for the high-pressure storage of hydrogen. In particular, a new model for the calculation of the expanded diameter in combination with an adapted implementation of the Chen and Rodi model was developed.
The models were validated against a wide range of experimental classical and recent data sets including concentration and velocity data. This also includes a wide range of initial densities from lighter than air to heavy gas which will be discussed in this paper. The simulations show excellent agreement with experimental data resulting in less conservative predictions compared with the previous models.