Impact analysis tests using Femap Advanced Explicit Dynamic solver

  • Dumitru Silviu Perijoc “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Leonard Domnișoru “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Cristi Marian Angheluță “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: impact analysis, Femap, material failure, equivalent plastic strain.


As part of the continuum growth of the shipping industry, new challenges arise for the engineers. The development of floating structures capable of withstanding accidental loads, such as grounding and ship collisions, become nowadays an integral part of the design process. The current paper presents a methodology for impact analysis using FEMAP software capabilities in two distinct stages. The first stage consists of the impact analysis using a rigid indenter displaced at different speeds. The second stage of the study evaluates the impact analysis considering both the indenter and the structure deformable. Mesh influence tests, as well as the influence of the type of elements used in the analysis, have been taken into consideration in the present study.


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How to Cite
Perijoc D, Domnișoru L, Angheluță C. Impact analysis tests using Femap Advanced Explicit Dynamic solver. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 15Dec.2020 [cited 20Jan.2022];43:117-21. Available from:

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