Issue 74 of the FABIG Newsletter now available for download!

New FABIG Newsletter available

We are pleased to inform you that the 74th edition of the FABIG Newsletter is now available to FABIG Members on the FABIG website.

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This issue comprises the following articles:

  • Editorial: 'Probabilistic simulation is safer and faster', I. Fossan -  ComputIT / DNV GL
  • Review of the Technical Meeting which covered 'Managing fire & explosion hazards in a low oil price environment', D. Lloyd & T. Woollard - ERM, T. St Leger - ConocoPhillips, P. Renwick -  Fairfield Energy & WorleyParsons, S. Howell & P. Middha - Abercus, A. Sari -  Omega Risk, G. Vannier - SCI, G. Ferrara & J-A.E. Tomkins - DNV GL
  • One-way versus two-way fluid-structure interaction analyses of offshore installations in fires, J.K. Paik - KOSORI, Pusan National University & University College London, S.J. Kim - KOSORI, K.S. Lee, B. Park & M.S. Ki - Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering
    This paper compares the ‘two-way’ Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) analysis method to the commonly used ‘one-way’ FSI method for structural response assessment of offshore installations subjected to fires. In the two-way FSI analysis method described in this paper, the CFD analysis (for computing the fire loads) and the structural response analysis are coupled, which allows to account for the effects of time-varying geometry and material properties more accurately. The presented case studies indicate that the one-way FSI analysis method tends to over-estimate the structural response as compared to the two-way FSI analysis.
  • Modelling the spill and spread of cryogenics, and dispersion of hazardous substances, F. Nazarpour & S. Dembele - Kingston University London and J. Wen - University of Warwick
    This article provides an overview of the methodology adopted within 'dispersionfoam', a new code developed within the OpenFOAM environment to model the spread and evaporation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as well as the subsequent dispersion of natural gas. The code has been validated against large-scale experimental LNG releases such as the Maplin Sands, Burro and Coyote trials, and shows good agreement with experimental results. Some of the verificaftion cases are also presented in this article.
  • Non-linear dynamic response of steel materials and plain plate systems to impact loads: review and validation, M. Mortazavi & Y. Heo - Case Western Reserve University
    This paper investigates the effect of the dynamic constitutive model adopted for structural steel in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on of the structural response of a steel plate system subjected to dynamic loading. Using typically recommended parameters as well as parameters proposed by the authors, the Johnson-Cook and Cowper-Symonds models are compared with data from dynamic tensile tests covering a range of strain rates. The response of a S355 steel plate subjected to dynamic loading from a dropped spherical object, based on the use of such dynamic constitutive models, is then investigated via FEA analysis.
  • Summary of 59th UKELG meeting which covered 'Modelling Practical Explosion Scenarios', D. Navarro- Martinez - Imperial College London
  • Review of Hazards 28 Conference, F. Aoun - Chevron
  • List of relevant HSE Publications published in the past 2 years

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Published: 01/10/2018 13:36:53
Last Modified: 01/10/2018 13:39:00

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