Structural design and strength analysis of the tank-container with composite tank for multimodal transportations of chemically aggressive fluids and petrochemical products

I. V. Sergeichev, A. E. Ushakov, A. A. Safonov, B. N. Fedulov, A. N. Fedorenko, W. D. Brouwer, M. A. Timofeev, Yu G. Klenin

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    Abstract

    A complete cycle of design, manufacturing and finite element strength analysis of the tank-container 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 and IMDG requirements. The tank itself was manufactured by use of the both filament winding and vacuum infusion technologies. 3D finite element model was developed for representation of actual layups and geometry of the wound and infused composite layers of the tank. That model analysed all normative load cases. Besides the normative load cases the FE simulation of the dynamic crash test was carried out by coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian analyses. As a result of such dynamic simulation the threshold SRS curves were obtained to guarantee the requested minimum 4g longitudinal acceleration 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 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 structure and verification of the FE models.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 19 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

    Conference

    Conference20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2015
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period19/07/1524/07/15

    Keywords

    • Composite tank
    • Filament winding
    • Tank-container
    • Vacuum infusion

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