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Numerical assessment of liquid filled container subjected to free fall on rigid steel plate

Shah, Qasim Hussain and Abid, Hasan M. and Rosli, Adib (2011) Numerical assessment of liquid filled container subjected to free fall on rigid steel plate. In: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Behavior of Materials. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 141-147. ISBN 9789674181741

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Abstract

Chemicals can be a great threat to society and the environment, despite its wide usage in industrial applications. Extra precautions have to be taken into account, moreover with increasing number of accident cases involving chemical-transporting tanks. Precautions should be taken especially when transporting chemicals of radioactive nature. Should any spill of such chemicals occur, its effects on the environment and human life can be catastrophic. In tenns of passive safety, the tank designer has to study the probable effect on the tank body should the transporter get involved in a crash, thus enhancing the design. Instead of conducting real experiments or tests which requires huge sums of money, computer simulation is an alternative to predict the actual scene. ANSYS and LS-DYNA, two powerful software environments were used to simulate events of nonlinear phenomenon ranging from limited duration impacts, collisions and crashes to more pennanent defonnations providing an insight into behavioral patterns of matelials. To have more realistic environment, the mesh-less Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) computation feature, provided by explicit finite element program of LSDYNA was used in the prediction of particle behavior of liquid (water) in the tank under stress. Besides, the software was used to predict the dent depth and reduction in plate thickness at impact points.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3563/19862
Uncontrolled Keywords: liquid filled container, rigid steel plate
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Qasim Hussain Shah
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2012 10:28
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2012 10:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/19862

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