2017 №09 (09) DOI of Article
2017 №09 (01)

The Paton Welding Journal 2017 #09
TPWJ, 2017, #9, 53-55 pages
Engineering approach to determination of stress intensity factor and parameters of growth of axial crack in circumferential weld of pipeline

Journal                    The Paton Welding Journal
Publisher                 International Association «Welding»
ISSN                      0957-798X (print)
Issue                       #9, 2017 (September)
Pages                      53-55
V.V. Kyrychok and V.M. Torop
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03150, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua
The problem of evaluation of stress intensity factors in the zone of residual welding stresses was considered. The joint application of the software packages Ansys Workbench and Abaqus/CAE and the compiler Python for accurate determination of parameters of crack resistance of pressure pipelines and vessels was proposed. On the example of the pipe specimen 133?13 mm, the simulation of welding process and subsequent opening of semi-elliptic crack in the zone of residual stresses was carried out. The analysis of the possible further growth of defect from the action of cyclic loads in the weld region was performed and the most dangerous zones of location of axial cracks were found. 6 Ref. , 5 Figures.
Keywords: stress intensity factor, finite element method, residual stresses, crack, script, weld
Received:                25.04.17
Published:               10.10.17
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