Mismatch Limit Load Analyses for V-groove Welded Pipe with Through-wall Circumferential Defect in Centre of Weld

원주방향 관통균열이 용접부 중앙에 존재하는 V-그루브 맞대기 용접배관의 한계하중 해석

  • Received : 2013.05.07
  • Accepted : 2013.07.14
  • Published : 2013.11.01


The present work reports the mismatch limit loads for a V-groove welded pipe for a circumferential crack using finite element (FE) analyses. To integrate the effect of groove angles on mismatch limit loads, one geometry-related slenderness parameter was modified by relevant geometric parameters including the groove angle, crack depth, and root opening based on plastic deformation patterns in the theory of plasticity. Circumferential through-wall cracks are located at the centre of the weldments with two different groove angles ($45^{\circ}$, $90^{\circ}$). With regard to the loading conditions, axial (longitudinal) tension and bending are applied for all cases. For the parent and weld metal, elastic-perfectly plastic materials are considered to simulate and analyze under- and over-matching conditions in plasticity. The overall results from the proposed solutions are found to be similar to the FE results.


Strength Mismatch;Finite Element Analysis;Limit Load;V-Groove Butt Weld


Supported by : 한국에너지기술평가원(KETEP)


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