Ultimate compressive strength of steel stiffened-plate structures triggered by brittle fracture under cryogenic conditions
Book chapter, 2021

This chapter presents a practical method to investigate the effects of brittle fracture on the ultimate compressive strength of steel stiffened-plate structures under cryogenic conditions. Computational models are developed to analyse the ultimate compressive strength of steel stiffened-plate structures, triggered by brittle fracture, under cryogenic condition. A phenomenological form of the material model for the high-strength steel at cryogenic condition is proposed, that takes into account the Bauschinger effect, and implemented into a nonlinear finite element solver (LS-DYNA). Comparison between computational predictions and experimental measurements is made for the ultimate compressive strength response of a full-scale steel stiffened-plate structure, showing a good agreement between them.

steel stiffened plate structure

cryogenic condition

nonlinear finite element method

compressive strength

brittle fracture

Bauschinger effect

ultimate strength


Dong Hun Lee

Samsung Heavy Industries

Jeom Kee Paik

Pusan National University

University College London (UCL)

Jonas Ringsberg

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

P.J. Tan

Pusan National University

Low-temperature technologies

978-1-83968-585-9 (ISBN)

Buckling resistance of structures exposed to rapid and extreme LNG cooling

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

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