Finite Element Modeling of Composite Hydrogen Cylinders in Localized Flame Impingements
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.
J. Hu et al., "Finite Element Modeling of Composite Hydrogen Cylinders in Localized Flame Impingements," International Journal of passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems, Society of Automotive Engineers, Jan 2009.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-0723
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Finite Element Analysis; Hydrogen Fuel; Composite Materials; Fire
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