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Stress Intensity Factor Solutions for Crack-Like Anomalies in ERW Seam Welded Pipe

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Jennifer O’Brian, Richard Olson, Bruce Young

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH

Paper No. PVP2017-65381, pp. V06AT06A073; 10 pages
  • ASME 2017 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 6A: Materials and Fabrication
  • Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, July 16–20, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5799-1
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME


In response to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Recommendation P-09-1, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) initiated a comprehensive study to identify actions that could be implemented by pipeline operators to significantly reduce longitudinal seam failures in electric resistance weld (ERW) pipe. As part of the project, Task 3 in Phase II was designed to determine more appropriate stress intensity factor solutions for non-standard, axial, crack-like anomalies in ERW seam-welded pipe.

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the normalized stress intensity factor solutions for cold weld (CW), selected seam-weld corrosion (SSWC), and hook crack type anomalies. ERW seams with and without weld caps are also included. The limitations on design space are discussed in the context of presenting results and interpolation and extrapolation schemes beyond that space with infinitely long solutions used as a boundary value. Results are presented in the form of surface plots for various combinations of parameters.

The reports generated during the project are publicly available and are located on the following PHMSA website: http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/matrix/PrjHome. rdm?prj=390.

Copyright © 2017 by ASME



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