Structural Integrity Analysis of Containers Lost at Sea Using Finite Element Method

Selda Oterkus(PeriDynamics Research Centre, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Bingquan Wang(PeriDynamics Research Centre, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Erkan Oterkus(PeriDynamics Research Centre, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Yakubu Kasimu Galadima(PeriDynamics Research Centre, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Margot Cocard(PeriDynamics Research Centre, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Stefanos Stefanos(Buckley Yacht Design Ltd, New Milton)
Jami Buckley(Buckley Yacht Design Ltd, New Milton)
Callum McCullough(M Subs Limited, Plymouth)
Dhruv Boruah(Oceanways Technologies Ltd, London)
Bob Gilchrist(Oceanways Technologies Ltd, London)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.36956/sms.v4i2.505

Article ID: 505

Abstract


Unlike traditional transportation, container transportation is a relatively new logistics transportation mode. Shipping containers lost at sea have raised safety concerns. In this study, finite element analysis of containers subjected to hydrostatic pressure, using commercial software ANSYS APDL was performed. A computer model that can reasonably predict the state of an ISO cargo shipping container was developed. The von Mises stress distribution of the container was determined and the yield strength

was adopted as the failure criterion. Numerical investigations showed that the conventional ship container cannot withstand hydrostatic pressure in deep water conditions. A strengthened container option was considered for the container to retain its structural integrity in water conditions.


Keywords


Container; Finite Element Method; Structural Integrity; Sea

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