Plastic Limit Pressure Solutions for Cracked Pipes Using 3-D Finite Element Method

3차원 유한요소해석을 통해 도출한 균열배관의 소성한계압력식

  • 심도준 (성균관대학교 기계공학부) ;
  • 허남수 (성균관대학교 기계공학부) ;
  • 김윤재 (성균관대학교 기계공학부) ;
  • 김영진 (성균관대학교 기계공학부)
  • Published : 2003.01.01


Based on detailed FE limit analyses, the present paper provides tractable approximations fer plastic limit pressure solutions fur axially through-wall-cracked pipe; axially (inner) surface-cracked pipe; circumferentially through-wall-cracked pipe; and circumferentially (inner) surface-cracked pipe. In particular, for surface crack problems, the effect of the crack shape, the semi-elliptical shape or the rectangular shape, on the limit pressure is quantified. Comparisons with existing analytical and empirical solutions show a large discrepancy in circumferential short through-wall cracks and in surface cracks (both axial and circumferential). Being based on detailed 3-D FE limit analysis, the present solutions are believed to be the most accurate, and thus to be valuable information not only for plastic collapse analysis of pressurised piping but also for estimating non-linear fracture mechanics parameters based on the reference stress approach.


Finite Element Analysis;Limit Pressure;Through-wall Crack;Surface Crack


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