BUCKLE PROPAGATION OF SANDWICH PIPES UNDER EXTERNAL PRESSURE

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C An
B Q Liu
T T Li
G M Fu
M L Duan

Abstract

Buckle propagation of local collapse appearing in the damaged pipes is one of the failure modes that are of particular interest for deepwater application. The local collapse can propagate along the pipeline for long distances in both directions when the external pressure magnitude is up to the propagation pressure. In this paper, the buckle propagation pressure of sandwich pipes (SP) with different material properties and geometric characteristics is investigated by numerical simulation using Python programming language based on general finite element code. The results of the pressure history data obtained are verified by comparing those published previously. The effect of material properties, geometric characteristics and adhesion conditions on the propagation pressure are analyzed.


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