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Finite Element Modeling of Composite Hydrogen Cylinders in Localized Flame Impingements

Journal Article
2008-01-0723
ISSN: 1946-3995, e-ISSN: 1946-4002
Published April 14, 2008 by SAE International in United States
Finite Element Modeling of Composite Hydrogen Cylinders in Localized Flame Impingements
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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.
Language: English

Abstract:

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.