Effect of Bend Angle on the Collapse Behavior of Locally Wall Thinned Pipe Bends

감육 곡관의 붕괴거동에 미치는 곡관 굽힘각의 영향

  • 나만균 (조선대학교 원자력공학과) ;
  • 김진원 (조선대학교 원자력공학과)
  • Published : 2006.10.01


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of bend angle on the collapse behavior of locally wall thinned pipe bends. For this purpose, the present study performed three-dimensional finite element analysis on the 30-, 60-, and 90-degree pipe bends with local wall thinning at the center of intrados, extrados, and crown, and evaluated the collapse moment for different thinning dimensions under closing- and opening-mode bending with a constant internal pressure. The results showed that, for intrados and extrados wall thinning, the reduction in the collapse moment due to local wall thinning became significant with decreasing bend angle of pipe bends. This effect of bend angle was enhanced with increasing thinning dimensions, and it was clearer fur opening-mode bending than for closing-mode bending. For crown wall thinning, however, the effect of bend angle was unclear and was less sensitive to the change of wall thinning shapes.


Bend Angle;Pipe Bend;Collapse Behavior;Local Wall Thinning


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