AFAA Present to the Pipeline Research Council International

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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.