Validation and Documentation of Tensile Strain Limit Design Models for Pipelines

The project objectives can be summarized as follows: (1) Obtain high quality experimental data to allow the effects of the most important parameters on the tensile strain capacity of pressurized pipes to be determined; (2) Using the experimental data, and building on previous work, determine the accuracy of existing models (FEA and other engineering models) to predict full-scale results, make initial modifications to improve model accuracy and identify requirements for next generation model developments; (3) Prepare initial recommended procedures, for design and material testing, for establishing project-specific, tensile strain limits for pipelines designed using strain-based design methods; and (4) Develop next generation tensile strain limit models and strain-based design procedures. This project is part of a Consolidated Program. See also Project No 201. Outside testing will be performed by NIST. See Project No 205.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1127634.00
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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:

    McLaren, Chris

  • Performing Organizations:

    Pipeline Research Council International

    3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 525
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22042
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lorang, Ken

  • Start Date: 20060601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35393

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494437
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-06-T-000014
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 26 2013 1:01AM