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A practical method to determine the dynamic fracture strain for the nonlinear finite element analysis of structural crashworthiness in ship–ship collisions

Ko, YG; Kim, SJ; Sohn, JM; Paik, JK; (2018) A practical method to determine the dynamic fracture strain for the nonlinear finite element analysis of structural crashworthiness in ship–ship collisions. Ships and Offshore Structures , 13 (4) pp. 412-422. 10.1080/17445302.2017.1405584. Green open access

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Abstract

Ship–ship collisions continue to occur regardless of efforts to prevent them. The collisions involve highly nonlinear characteristics associated with structural crashworthiness, including crushing and fracture as well as buckling and plastic collapse. When applying nonlinear finite element analysis (NLFEA) to solve these problems, a reliable critical fracture strain accounting for strain-rate effects due to collision speed must be implemented. This study proposes a practical method to estimate the dynamic fracture strain to be used for the structural crashworthiness analysis associated with the collisions. For this purpose, the strain-rate characteristics in struck ship were investigated by NLFEA, in which the striking vessel was assigned various velocities in the range of practical ship speeds. Based on computations, an empirical formula was developed to calculate the strain rate at a given collision speed, allowing for a practical estimation of the dynamic fracture strain. The formula is validated by a comparison with experiment.

Type: Article
Title: A practical method to determine the dynamic fracture strain for the nonlinear finite element analysis of structural crashworthiness in ship–ship collisions
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2017.1405584
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445302.2017.1405584
Language: English
Additional information: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Ship–ship collision, structural crashworthiness, strain rate, dynamic fracture strain, nonlinear finite element analysis
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10042492
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