Technical feasibility


PARTEA A: Identificarea rezultatului cercetării-deZvoltării (CD)

·         The project team

             Echipa proiectului

Advisor’s Name:Nume: Department of Technologies and MaterialsProject: Seismic analysis of a petrochemistry petroleum coke plant by using the F.E.M.
Phone:Telefon:  +40.765.490314
Expecting date of valorization plan submission:Data aşteptată pentru trimiterea planului de valorizare  17.02.2012

·         Identification of R&D activity

Identificarea activităţii de cercetare-dezvoltare (CD)



Author of the R&D result:Autorul rezultatului CD:  Dr. Eng. Talu Mihai
Company or University:Companie sau Universitate:  UNIVERSITY OF  CRAIOVA, ROMANIA 
Phone:Telefon:  +40.745.354825
Sector:Domeniu:  ENG – Engineering
Type of the R&D result:Tipul rezultatului CD:   Theoretical Studies


Partea B: Planul de valorizare

SECTION I: Testing

SECŢIUNEA I: Testarea/încercarea



Has the R & D result been tested?A fost testat/încercat rezultatul CD?







The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1

Următoarea întrebare este formulată în legătură cu răspunsul la întrebarea 1


If yes

Dacă răspunsul a fost DA:



In what mode has the result been tested?•           Prototype

•           Pilot Application

•           Alpha/BETA testing

În ce mod a fost testat/încercat rezultatul?

•           Prototip

•           Aplicaţie Pilot

•           Incercare Alpha/BETA

1b. Please describe and discuss the testing resultsVa rugăm să descrieţi rezultatele testate/încercate


If no:

Dacă răspunsul a fost NU:


Describe what type of testing does the R&D result need?Descrieţi ce tip de testare/încercare necesită rezultatul CD?
Detailed commentComentariu detaliat


In this research are presented the esperimental measurement  and the theoretical studies concernting the fields of the spatial deformation and the stresses of a spatial structure for a petroleum coke plant as consequences of the variations of the vertical seismic loadings. These fields are calculated using the finite element method.


The numerical result obtained from this study are usually used in the regineering practice to optimal design the spatial structure of petroleum coke plant or to predict and verify the affective stress of the structura. These methods permit a detailed study of fields with highly accuracy and for this reason are useful tool in the system designing.


1d. What is the time needed for testing?Care este perioada de timp necesară testări?
The time duration for testing, probing  and homologation is expected within 30 working days.
1e. What is the cost needed for testing?Care este costul necesar pentru testare?
Research costs are estimated at Euro 2200. Costs related to testing, probing and homologation of functional model are estimated to be 1100 Euro.

SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development

SECŢIUNEA 2: Stadiul actual de dezvoltare



To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )În ce măsură dispune echipa de resursele necesare pentru a asigura fabricarea noului produs? (Cercetători, resurse umane, hardware, etc.)
The University of Craiova, a higher education institution with a specific structure of education, has managerial experience in performing scientific research, both fundamental and applied research in all areas, as well as advice and expertise.R & D team has the human resources for “Seismic analysis of the petro-chemistry petroleum coke plant by using the FEM”. The research result is the result of research and experimentation conducted by a team of experts who want to further optimize these results.
In this respect, the team of experts is available for technical advice, so that potential partners can begin assimilating these results.



What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?Care sunt aspectele tehnice ce trebuie abordate pentru lansarea în fabricaţie, dacă sunt necesare?
  Implementation of research results in designing a petroleum coke plant involves the development of following stages:
- Development of design concept and requirements;
- Prototype design;
- Prototyping and testing
- Experiments


What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?Ce resurse tehnice suplimentare sunt necesare pentru fabricarea acestui nou produs?
The spatial model of plant is made with aid of the SolidWorks 2007 software starting a the original execution drawings of the installation.


The constructive geometry of plant is complex and the sizes are big  (28 x 6 x 6 m3).


To this aim, there are conditions required, such as seismic loads, reliability. To fulfill these conditions further research is needed to be conducted by companies specialized in the field.





Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.Evaluarea generală a stadiului actual de dezvoltare tehnică
Detailed commentComentariu detaliat


To provide a high coefficient of security in exploitation, the activity of design engineering of a spatial metal structure for a petroleum coke plant must take into consideration the important fields of deformations and stresses resulting as consequence of the seismic loadings.


This research work presents in synthesis the systematic theoretical study through numerical simulation concerning the distributions of the deformations and stresses fields as consequence of the vertical seismic loadings applied to a petroleum coke plant.


The plant subject to study is in exploiting from 1996, in a continuous regime work, on the petro-chemistry platform of oil distillery on the Onesti, Romania. This plant has a production of 385 tones petroleum coke in 48 hours and in the constructive solution presented there is an ensemble with four identical section which work alternatively in cycles by 48 hours.


Seismic analysis of the petroleum coke plant is made with the computer modeling technique that offers the optimum solutions in the seismic design.



SECTION 3: Deployment

SECŢIUNEA 3: Lansarea în fabricaţie


Define the demands for large scale production in terms ofDefiniţi cererea pentru producţia de masă în funcţie de:
  • Materials
  • Materiale
Purchase of materials and components for prototyping can be done from current products supplied by specialized companies. 
  • technologies, tools, machineries
  • Tehnologii, utilaje, maşini
The analysis with the FEM is made using the Cosmos Work 2007 software. We take info consoderation the big building limits of the petroleum coke plant to keep the height accurate of numerical simulation, the results are presented on every important component of installation.



  • Staff effort
  • Resurse umane
Human resource requirements estimated for manufacturing the new model of equipment will be:
- Staff to survey the market,
- Staff for investment,
- Staff for training the operators and
- Staff for activities of advertising, publicity and expertise.

SECTION 4: Overall Assessment

SECŢIUNEA 4: Evaluare generală


What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?Care este evaluarea generală a fezabilităţii tehnice pentru rezultatul CD?
The analysis with the Finite Element Method provides the spatial fieldsof deformations and stresses with high accuracy in optimum time.


The maximal value of the resultant deformation are equel with Urez = 25,35 mm. The rezultant of stress on joint between the cylindrical body and the taper bottom have a maximum value equal with σrez ≤ 76,63 daN/mm2. The maximum effective values of stress are under admissble limit σadm/100000 cycles = 95 daN/mm2 coresponding to values give by STAS 2883/3-88 for alloy steel 16Mo5b which are used to build the plant structure.


The numerical results obtained in this study are commonly used in engineering practice

-  to design optimal spatial structure of coking chambers of oil products

- to predict and verify the effective efforts of the structure. This method enables a detailed study on the areas with extremely high precision and therefore is a useful tool in the design system.

Technically, the project can be considered as one with minimum risk.





Evaluare cantitativă (0-5)


Please put X as appropriate.

Vă rugăm să marcaţi cu X  punctajul considerat corespunzător


1 2 3 4 5
Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so farGradul de adecvare al activităţii de testare desfăşurate pănă în prezent X
Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development teamGradul de adecvare şi disponibilitatea resurselor tehnice ale echipei X
Current development stageStadiul actual de dezvoltare X
Overall technical feasibilityFezabilitatea tehnică generală X



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