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Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Methodology Applied to Pipes Subjected to Multiple Reeling Cycles

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Hugo A. Ernst, Richard E. Bravo, Ricardo Schifini, Diego N. Passarella

Tenaris, Campana, Argentina

Paper No. OMAE2007-29345, pp. 99-106; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2007-29345
From:
  • ASME 2007 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 4: Materials Technology; Ocean Engineering
  • San Diego, California, USA, June 10–15, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4270-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3799-8
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

Reeling process is one of the more used methods for installations of linepipes in recent years. Pipes are welded onshore and subsequently reeled onto a drum. During installation, the line is unreeled, straightened, and then laid into the sea. The pipe is subjected to severe cyclic plastic deformation. Due to the characteristics of the process, it is necessary to guarantee the integrity of the components during and after the process. For this reason, structural reliability analyses are essential requirements. In a previous work [1], a fracture mechanics based methodology was developed to obtain a method to assess the structural reliability of reeled pipes. The problem of several reeling cycles was considered. In addition to a fracture mechanics methodology, a formulation considering fatigue crack growth (FCG) controlled by ΔJ parameter was developed. This formulation accounts for the crack growth produced during subsequent reeling cycles. In another work [2], a probabilistic fracture mechanics assessment approach to perform the structural reliability analysis of tubes subjected to a reeling process was developed. This procedure takes into account the statistical distributions of the material properties and pipe geometry, using a fracture mechanics approach and the Monte Carlo method. In this work, the probabilistic fracture mechanics approach was applied for the case of multiple reeling cycles that includes ΔJ-based fatigue crack growth and reliability analysis. A particular case of interest was studied and tolerable defect sizes were determined for different number of reeling cycles taking into account the parameters variability.

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