Design of the composite tank-container for multimodal transportations of chemically aggressive fluids and petrochemicals

Ivan V. Sergeichev, Andrey E. Ushakov, Alexander A. Safonov, Boris N. Fedulov, Alexey N. Fedorenko, W. D. Brouwer, Mikhail A. Timofeev, Yuri G. Klenin

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    Abstract

    A complete cycle of design, manufacturing and finite element strength analysis of the tankcontainer with fiberglass composite tank for multimodal transportation of chemically aggressive fluids and petrochemical products is presented. The tank-container has been designed for road, rail and offshore deep-water transportations that places high demands on the structure in accordance with RID/ADR (European agreements on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) and by Road (ADR)) and IMDG (International Maritime Code for Dangerous Goods) requirements. The tank itself was manufactured using the both filament winding and vacuum infusion technologies. 3D finite element model analyzing all normative load cases was developed for representation of actual layups and geometry of the wound and infused composite layers of the tank. In addition to the analysis of normative load cases, the FE simulation of the dynamic longitudinal impact test was conducted using the coupled Eulerian- Lagrangian approach. Because of such dynamic simulation the threshold SRS (Shock Response Spectrum) curve were obtained to guarantee the requested minimum longitudinal acceleration of 4g (where g=9.81 m/s2) at low front fittings of the container frame. For the first step of validation of the developed FE model, the calculated results were compared with preliminary results of the hydraulic test of the tank. Some idea of subcomponent tests is proposed as well for analysis of the critical zones of the tank structure and for verification of the FE models.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages794-803
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event2nd Annual Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, CAMX 2015 - Dallas, United States
    Duration: 26 Oct 201529 Oct 2015

    Conference

    Conference2nd Annual Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, CAMX 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityDallas
    Period26/10/1529/10/15

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