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Impact crashworthiness of a floating offshore nuclear power plant hull structure in a terrorist attack with an aircraft strike

Kee Paik, J; Park, JH; (2020) Impact crashworthiness of a floating offshore nuclear power plant hull structure in a terrorist attack with an aircraft strike. Ships and Offshore Structures , 15 (sup1) S176-S189. 10.1080/17445302.2020.1757197. Green open access

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the impact crashworthiness of a floating offshore nuclear power plant hull structure in an aircraft strike; the hull has a double-sided design that includes ballasting with either sand or concrete. As a hazardous event associated with a terrorist attack, one of the unfavourable impact scenarios is adopted in which a Boeing 777 airplane strikes the hull structure at a full speed. This study examines the contribution of ballasting materials such as sand or concrete to the penetration of the striking body into the hull structure in an aircraft strike as the power plant is gravity based sitting on the seabed. The LS-DYNA nonlinear finite-element method is employed for the structural crashworthiness analysis. Details of the computational modelling and resulting insights are documented.

Type: Article
Title: Impact crashworthiness of a floating offshore nuclear power plant hull structure in a terrorist attack with an aircraft strike
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17445302.2020.1757197
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/17445302.2020.1757197
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Floating nuclear power plant, aircraft strike, structural crashworthiness, terrorist attack, nonlinear finite-element method
UCL classification: UCL
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/10097409
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