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Effect of Bending Load on the Failure Pressure of Wall-Thinned Pipe Bends

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Jin Weon Kim

Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea

Oon Young Jung

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Jeonnam, Korea

Paper No. PVP2010-25287, pp. 1223-1225; 3 pages
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Division/K-PVP Conference
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference: Volume 6, Parts A and B
  • Bellevue, Washington, USA, July 18–22, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-49255 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3878-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Under normal operating conditions, piping systems in nuclear power plants (NPPs) are subject not only to internal pressure but also to bending loads induced by deadweight and thermal expansion [1]. Bending is thus considered to be an important factor in evaluating the integrity of defective piping components. Local wall-thinning due to flow-accelerated corrosion is a main degradation mechanism of carbon steel piping systems in NPPs [2], and the integrity evaluation of wall-thinned piping components has become an important issue [3]. This study investigated the effects of bending load on the failure pressure of wall-thinned pipe bends under internal pressure. Our previous study experimentally evaluated the bending load effects on the failure pressure of wall-thinned elbows under displacement controlled in-plane bending load [4], but the numbers of experimental data were insufficient to determine the effects of bending load on the failure pressure of wall-thinned pipe bends. Therefore, the present study systematically evaluates the effects of bending load on the failure pressure of wall-thinned pipe bends using parametric finite element analyses.

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