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An Experimental and Numerical Study on the Axial Compression Response of Flexible Pipes

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José Renato M. de Sousa, Carlos Magluta, Ney Roitman

COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Paula F. Viero

EE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Paper No. OMAE2010-20856, pp. 837-847; 11 pages
  • ASME 2010 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering: Volume 5, Parts A and B
  • Shanghai, China, June 6–11, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4913-2 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3873-0
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


This paper deals with a nonlinear three-dimensional finite element (FE) model capable of predicting the mechanical response of flexible pipes subjected to axisymmetric loads focusing on their axial compression response. Moreover, in order to validate this model, experimental tests carried out at COPPE/UFRJ are also described. In these tests, a typical 4″ flexible pipe was subjected to axial compression until its failure is reached. Radial and axial displacements were measured and compared to the model predictions. The good agreement between all obtained results points that the proposed FE model is efficient to estimate the response of flexible pipes to axial compression and, furthermore, has potential to be employed in the identification of the failure modes related to excessive axial compression as well as in the mechanical analysis of flexible pipes under other types of loads.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Pipes , Compression



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