Structural Significance of Mechanical Damage

The primary objective of the project is to establish a detailed experimental database to support the development and validation of improved burst and fatigue strength models for assessing the interaction of mechanical damage with secondary features (gouges, corrosion, and welds). The use of this data to develop and validate mechanistic models will produce reliable tools to assess a wide range of mechanical damage forms, thereby increasing safety, reducing unnecessary maintenance, and supporting the improvement of pipeline standards and codes of practice.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $616490.00
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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:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    Electricore, Incorporated

    27943 Smyth Drive, Suite 105
    Valencia, CA  United States  91355
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wood, Ian

  • Start Date: 20080601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120531
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31249

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493819
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000011
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2013 1:01AM