Issue 73 of the FABIG Newsletter now available for download!

New FABIG Newsletter available

We are pleased to inform you that the 73rd 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:

  • Review of the Technical Meeting which covered 'Testing of Products and Materials Subjected to Fires & Explosions', G. Vannier - SCI, D. Willoughby & M. Royle - HSE, I. Bradley - University of Edinburgh, B. Groeneveld - InterDam, R. Crewe - DNV GL
  • Behaviour of intumescent coatings under different fire conditions, Y.C. Wang - University of Manchester
    This paper describes a method for predicting the expansion and thermal conductivity of intumescent coatings subjected to fire that is able to account for different fire conditions. The proposed method was validated against furnace fire tests as well as calorimeter tests, and the validation showed good agreement between the predictions and the test results.
  • Ignition probability modelling based on CFD gas dispersion simulations for probabilistic explosion risk analysis in congested offshore process areas, Y. Jin & B-S. Jang - Seoul National University
    This paper outlines an ignition probability modelling method based on the TDIM (Time Dependent Ignition probability Model) but using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for dispersion modelling to better account for the complex geometry of offshore process modules. This paper also comprises a couple of case studies to investigate the effects of congestion as well as gas detection time on ignition probability.
  • FRP-strengthened reinforced concrete beam under impulsive load, Y. Lu - University of Edinburgh
    This paper reports on the experimental investigation of the dynamic response and failure modes of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with externally bonded Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) plates under high impulsive loading. The behaviour of this kind of FRP-strengthened structures under quasi-static loading is well documented in the literature, but their performance under high dynamic loadings such as impact and blast is much less scrutinised.
  • Impact response of concrete filled steel tube columns, Z.W. Guan - University of Liverpool & A.S. Shakir - Al Muthanna University
    This paper investigates the dynamic response of concrete filled steel tube columns subjected to lateral projectile impact loading. It reports on experimental studies involving more than 50 specimens and investigating the influence of tube length, impactor configuration, concrete type and local reinforcement on the dynamic response of such columns. In addition, simplified analytical models to predict the maximum total displacement and the maximum force are described.

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Published: 31/05/2018 17:01:48
Last Modified: 31/05/2018 17:04:15

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