Transverse Impact of Filament-Wound Pipes

  • K. L. Ainsworth
  • K. E. Evans


Glass fibre reinforced filament-wound pipes have been tested for their transverse impact properties. Tests have been conducted at velocities up to 30ms−1 using both full-length simply-supported and end-cradled pipe support conditions. Measurements have been made of residual mechanical properties after impact. Good correlation has been found between the effects of impact and equivalent pipes tested under quasi-static load conditions up to equivalent damage energies. Finite element analysis has also been used to model the deformation of the pipe under load and good agreement has been achieved.


Peak Load Delamination Growth Transverse Impact Residual Deflection Residual Gradient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. L. Ainsworth
    • 1
  • K. E. Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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