AFAA Present to the Pipeline Research Council International


AFAA presented to the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) on the development of AFAA’s mechanical damage FE models, and the simulation of physical testing.

The presentation discussed a number of results such as damage characteristics, through wall residual stresses and strains, energy absorption and burst pressures, and concluded that there was a very good agreement between simulation and testing in all key areas.

Following the presentation, work has commenced on a parametric study to simulate a range of damage in a number of linepipe sizes and materials in order to further develop the understanding of mechanical damage.