Simple and accurate approaches to predict failure pressures in corroded pipelines are outlined in this work. It is shown that failure pressures for corroded pipelines can be predicted from the solution for undamaged pipelines using an equivalent wall thickness. Three different yield criteria (Tresca, ASSY (average shear stress yield), and von Mises) are reviewed in the light of reported experimental burst pressures. At first, failure pressures for cylindrical vessels with an infinitely long groove are studied by means of numerical simulations. The effect of groove size (depth and width) over the pipeline performance is quantified through a model. Finally, the scheme is extended to estimate the failure pressure of thin walled vessels with irregular finite defects.
Failure Pressure in Corroded Pipelines Based on Equivalent Solutions for Undamaged Pipe
Bony, M., Alamilla, J. L., Vai, R., and Flores, E. (August 20, 2010). "Failure Pressure in Corroded Pipelines Based on Equivalent Solutions for Undamaged Pipe." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. October 2010; 132(5): 051001. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4001801
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