RP3.2-05C: Pipeline Tensile strain capacity – Project 3 Predictive Tool
This project is the phase 3 of an overarching three-phase research which studies the girth weld failure modes of pipelines. Using computerised modelling, project 3 develops a tool to predict tensile strain capacity of pipeline under weld strength under-matching condition through:
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|Commencement / End Date||March 2020 to March 2023|
|Outcomes / Impact||
The Australian gas pipeline industry uses the assessment tool to better underestand the tensile strain capacity, and specifically tensile strain capacity under various weld strength matching conditions (over and under matching). The tool enables designers and project proponents to optimise designs of pipes whilst still delivering safe and reliable pipelines. For existing pipes the tool also helps industry with the assessment of susceptibility to failures in the vicinity of girth welds.
|Partners||University of Wollongong, Jemena, APA Group, FLP International and independent advisors.|
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