Full-scale collapse testing of a steel stiffened plate structure under axial-compressive loading triggered by brittle fracture at cryogenic condition
Journal article, 2020

This paper is a sequel to the authors’ earlier article (Paik et al. 2020a, Full-scale collapse testing of a steel stiffened plate structure under cyclic axial-compressive loading, Structures, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.05.026).
The aim of the paper was to present a test data on the ultimate compressive strength characteristics of a full-scale steel stiffened plate structure at cryogenic condition which may be due to unwanted release of liquefied gases. Steel plate panels of an as-built containership carrying 1,900 TEU were referenced for this purpose. The test structure was fabricated in a shipyard using exactly the same welding technology as used in today’s shipbuilding industry. It is observed that the test structure reaches the ultimate limit states triggered by brittle fracture, which is totally different from typical collapse modes at room temperature. Details of the test database are documented as they can be used to validate computational models for the structural crashworthiness analysis involving brittle fracture at cryogenic condition.

steel stiffened plate structure

cryogenic condition

liquefied gas release

ultimate compressive strength

brittle fracture

Full-scale collapse testing


Jeom Kee Paik

University College London (UCL)

Pusan National University

Dong Hun Lee

University College London (UCL)

Sung Hwan Noh

University College London (UCL)

Dae Kyeom Park

Pusan National University

Jonas Ringsberg

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Marine Technology

Ships and Offshore Structures

1744-5302 (ISSN) 1754-212X (eISSN)

Vol. 15 sup1 S29-S45

Fundamental research on the ultimate compressive strength of ship stiffened plate structures at Arctic and cryogenic temperatures

Swedish Research Council (VR) (2018-06864), 2019-01-01 -- 2019-12-31.

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