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Failure pressure prediction of corroded pipes under combined internal pressure and axial compressive force

  • Vivianne Marie Bruère
  • Nadège BouchonneauEmail author
  • Renato S. Motta
  • Silvana M. B. Afonso
  • Ramiro B. Willmersdorf
  • Paulo R. M. Lyra
  • Juliana V. S. Torres
  • Edmundo Q. de Andrade
  • Divino J. S. Cunha
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Abstract

In this work, failure prediction of corroded pipelines under combined loads of internal pressure and axial compressive force is investigated through the Finite Element Method. The study was carried out using the PIPEFLAW program, which was specially developed to automatically generate and analyze corroded pipelines models. Two configurations of idealized defects in pipeline were investigated: with two and three rectangular defects. This work was divided into two stages where, on the first stage, the analysis is performed considering only internal pressure. On the second stage, combined loads are simulated considering internal pressure and axial compressive forces. Results show that failure pressure values decrease with the increase in the axial compressive force, for both Finite Elements models analyzed.

Keywords

Failure prediction Corroded pipelines Finite element method Combined loads 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank PETROBRAS for permission to publish this paper and for giving financial support and guidance throughout the course of this research. The authors also wish to thank FACEPE, FINEP, CAPES and CNPq for the financial support of various research projects developed in this area by the PADMEC Research Group.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivianne Marie Bruère
    • 1
  • Nadège Bouchonneau
    • 1
    Email author
  • Renato S. Motta
    • 2
  • Silvana M. B. Afonso
    • 2
  • Ramiro B. Willmersdorf
    • 1
  • Paulo R. M. Lyra
    • 1
  • Juliana V. S. Torres
    • 3
  • Edmundo Q. de Andrade
    • 4
  • Divino J. S. Cunha
    • 4
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)RecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentUniversidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)RecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Technology CenterUniversidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)CaruaruBrazil
  4. 4.Petrobras Research and Development CenterRio de JaneiroBrazil

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