Onshore and offshore pipe systems may be subject to loading events that result in mechanical responde exceeding the material strength. There are technical and economic incentives for developing non-conventional, higher strength materials for use in long distance, large diameter and high pressure transmission pipeline systems. There exists uncertainty on the key factors influencing the mechanical response of these materials in pipe systems subject to large deformation loading events. This study will develop an analytical tool that can be used to assess the pipe mechanical integrity. Functional relationships will be developed to characterize the pipe strength and deformation resistance that can be used by design engineering to develop practical and economic solutions.
This research project was undertaken and completed with a grant from and the financial assistance of Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador.
Dr. Shawn Kenny
Wood Group PSN
Oil and gas
Memorial University of Newfoundland
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