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Preliminary analysis of fuel tank impact

Seddon, CM, Moodie, K, Thyer, AM and Moatamedi, M 2004, 'Preliminary analysis of fuel tank impact' , International Journal of Crashworthiness, 9 (3) , pp. 237-244.

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    Abstract

    Following the accident involving the Air France Concorde in 2000 the effects of fluid structure interactions resulting from the impact of a fluid filled tank has become a cause for concern. The work reported here relates to the design of a series of experiments loosely based upon the Concorde incident which aimed to assess whether the probable failure mode in the Concorde accident could occur in land based vessels. Preliminary numerical analyses were undertaken for two of the nine cases that were investigated experimentally in which an empty tank was impacted by a projectile with a velocity of 14m/s and 21.9m/s Initial numerical results for the acceleration at two points on the tank surface and the deformation at the impact zone showed good agreement with test data. Future work is discussed including further numerical modelling incorporating fluid structure interactions for the analysis of the cases when the tank is partially full or completely full.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Crashworthiness
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 13588265
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    Depositing User: H Kenna
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2007 16:58
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:46
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/318

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