Finite element analysis of top hat stiffened panels of FRP boat structures

Eksik, Ömer, Shenoi, R. Ajit, Moy, Stuart S.J. and Jeong, Han Koo (2007) Finite element analysis of top hat stiffened panels of FRP boat structures. Marine Technology, 44, (1), 16-26.


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This paper describes the development of a finite element model in order to assess the static response of a top-hat-stiffened panel under uniform lateral pressure. Systematic calculations were performed for deflection, strain, and stress using the developed model based on the ANSYS three-dimensional solid element (SOLID45). The numerical modeling results were compared to the experimental findings for validation and to further understand an internal stress pattern within the different constituents of the panel for explaining the likely causes of the panel failure. Good correlation between experimental and numerical strains and displacements was achieved.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0025-3316 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 52664
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 2007Published
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:31

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