Finite Element Modeling of Composite Hydrogen Cylinders in Localized Flame Impingements 2008-01-0723
The objective of this paper is to develop a comprehensive non-linear finite element model for determining failure behavior of hydrogen composite storage cylinders subjected to high pressure and flame impingements. A resin decomposition model is implemented to predict the residual resin content. A material degradation model is used to account for the loss of moduli. A failure model based on Hashin's failure theory is implemented to detect various types of composite failure. These sub-models are implemented in ABAQUS finite element code using user subroutine. Numerical results are presented for thermal damage, residual properties and resin content.
Citation: Hu, J., Chen, J., Chandrashekhara, K., and Chernicoff, W., "Finite Element Modeling of Composite Hydrogen Cylinders in Localized Flame Impingements," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 1(1):577-589, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-0723. Download Citation
J. Hu, J. Chen, K. Chandrashekhara, William Chernicoff
University of Missouri-Rolla, US Department of Transportation
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