Direct Strain Measurements and Failure Pressure Prediction in Mechanically Damaged and Strained Pipes

The objective of this project is to couple in-service measurements with predictive tools to determine the maximum safe operating pressure and code margins of safety based on direct measurements of the strains in pipelines that have suffered mechanical damage, or have been subjected to bending, either intentionally in construction or unintentionally from the effects of ground movement.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250095.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Schoen, Al

  • Performing Organizations:

    Luna Innovations Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Panetta, Paul

  • Start Date: 20080601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100920
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35274

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492726
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000010
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2013 1:00AM