Pressure vessels are subjected to deterioration and damage, which can significantly reduce their strength and loading capabilities. Among several procedures nowadays available to repair damaged steel pipelines, composite-repairing systems have become popular over the past few years to restore the loading capacity of damaged pipelines. This study reports a numerical-experimental investigation performed for a composite-repaired pipeline made of API 5L X60 steel. An experimental burst test was carried out on a 4 m long pipe section, closed by two lateral caps, and tested up to failure by means of high-pressure water. In parallel, the test was numerically replicated through a FEM model of the composite-repaired steel tank, allowing for a cross-comparison of results. It was found that the composite repairing system has almost eliminated both the noteworthy thickness reduction of 80% and the related stress concentrations in the pipe body. These outcomes allow for a better understanding of these repairing procedures in order to drive their subsequent optimization.

Experimental-Numerical Investigation of a Steel Pipe Repaired with a Composite Sleeve

Giannella V.;Citarella R.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Pressure vessels are subjected to deterioration and damage, which can significantly reduce their strength and loading capabilities. Among several procedures nowadays available to repair damaged steel pipelines, composite-repairing systems have become popular over the past few years to restore the loading capacity of damaged pipelines. This study reports a numerical-experimental investigation performed for a composite-repaired pipeline made of API 5L X60 steel. An experimental burst test was carried out on a 4 m long pipe section, closed by two lateral caps, and tested up to failure by means of high-pressure water. In parallel, the test was numerically replicated through a FEM model of the composite-repaired steel tank, allowing for a cross-comparison of results. It was found that the composite repairing system has almost eliminated both the noteworthy thickness reduction of 80% and the related stress concentrations in the pipe body. These outcomes allow for a better understanding of these repairing procedures in order to drive their subsequent optimization.
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