Micro-Macro mechanical properties of high pressure vessels

Micro-Macro mechanical properties of high pressure vessels
Summary

The result of this Fortissimo experiment is the ability to simulate the properties of pressure vessels made from composite materials using an open-source package and a Cloud-based HPC system. Such vessels are used in the storage of natural gas as the fuel for automotive vehicles. Composite materials have the potential to replace widely used steel and aluminium, often with better performance. Composite components can lead to weight savings of between 60% to 80% by replacing steel components and between 20% to 50% by replacing aluminium components. The experiments have shown that using HPC-based simulation can reduce the time for composite design by about 30%. The use of HPC resources allows more simulations to be made and reduces the amount of actual ‘physical’ testing, which has to be done to design vessels using composite materials.

More information
Web resources: http://www.fortissimo-project.eu/experiments.html
Country: MK
Demonstration level: Level 0 - Level not specified