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Volume 203, 2018International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering 2018 (ICCOEE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||14|
|Section||Coastal and Offshore Engineering|
|Published online||17 September 2018|
Numerical Analysis of Crack Failure of Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP)
Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS,
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Composite pipeline can drastically reduce losses caused by corrosion that occurs in carbon steel pipes in the industry. Multiple numerical testing has been conducted to determine maximum stress and strain a Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP) can withstand before hitting failure. Not many studies were done to find the maximum stress intensity a defected RTP can resist before failing. Objectives are to validate the numerical model for Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipeline (RTP) to industry standard and to analyze the maximum stress intensity of Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes (RTP) can withstand with various size of defects under constant pressure and incremental internal pressure with constant crack defect. Results were, under constant internal pressure of 6 MPa, the pipe will fail with a defect length of 2.05mm and at constant design pressure of 10 MPa, the pipe will fail with a defect length of 0.3mm. At constant crack depth and width, crack tip propagation (failure) is more dependent on internal pressure rather than crack length. However, when comparing the severity of crack depth to internal pressure, crack depth is the major cause of failure.
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