The European project FIBRESHIP, an innovation project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, has achieved significants advances during the first 18 months.
The main objective of the FIBRESHIP project is to generate the regulatory framework for designing and building of large-length ships in FRP (Fibre-Reinforced Polymers) material overcoming the technical challenges identified. In order to achieve this goal, the project is qualifying and auditing innovative FRP materials for marine applications, elaborating new designs and production guidelines, generating production and inspection methodologies, and developing numerical software tools capable of assessing the structural performance validated through experimental testing.
CIMNE has developed an innovative computational model capable of simulating the non-linear performance of composite materials based on the Serial/Parallel Mixing Theory (S/P RoM). This method is able to predict different failure modes, such as delamination, matrix cracking or fibre breakage.
The numerical model has been validated using the results from a set of mechanical tests carried out at the University of Limerick (ULIM). Once the validation phase was successfully completed, the numerical model has been implemented by COMPASSIS in the commercial CAE software RamSeries v15, a GiD inside product.
Check all the achieved advances in the CORDIS website.
Find more information about FIBRESHIP project in the official website www.fibreship.eu.