Modeling Slow Crack Growth Under Thermal and Chemical Effects and Accurate Non Destructive Testing of Cracks for Fitness Predictions of Polyethylene Pipes

The project will develop a slow crack growth model for polyethylene pipe failure under chemical and thermal environments and a method for accurate crack size measurements for reliable fitness for service assessment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157667


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $250000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    Brown University

    Providence, RI  United States  02912
  • Project Managers:

    Zhou, Zhongquan

  • Start Date: 20200901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230901
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Pipeline Safety
  • Subprogram: CAAP

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01867774
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2022 2:15PM