Finite element modelling for the assessment of dented pipelines

Pipelines are extensively used across Canada and worldwide as a safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly way of transporting oil and gas. The pipelines traversing different ground conditions are sometimes subjected to minor mechanical damages from external interference. A dent is a type of mechanical damage resulting in a plastic deformation of the pipe wall. The proposed research focuses on developing a cost-effective solution for the dented pipes with an assessment of the performance of the pipes using numerical modeling. The research findings would be useful for updating the pipe design codes with a better understanding of the behavior of the dented pipes.

Hieu Chi Phan
Faculty Supervisor: 
Ashutosh Dhar
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