Numerical Simulation of ISO Freight Container Using Finite Element Modelling

  • Philip Chie Hui Ling
  • Cher Siang TanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 53)


The use of freight container for structural purpose had become trending among housing industry. Its strength in modular, sustainable, build ability and high structural performance makes it a potential option to solve the housing provision issue. Although the strength of standardized freight container had been specified by ISO, its ability for residential purpose is still in doubt. The physical testing of actual freight container can be costly and time-consuming. The objective of this research is to develop freight container model from numerical approach using finite element modelling. Abaqus/CAE was used to model the ISO container and compressive load was applied at each corner. Load-displacement relationship and stress distribution of container model were recorded and compared with previous work. From this research, the current model was able to achieve targeted load and showed similar structural response as previous model.


Finite element model Freight container Stiffness von Mises stress 



This research is supported by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia

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