Design, Development, and Testing of Optimized Composite Soft Crack Arrestors

The development of the "Soft Crack Arrestor" validated design procedure will allow this device to be used for a wide variety of natural gas and liquid CO₂‚ pipeline projects. This device will reduce the risk associated with catastrophic fracture of large-diameter natural gas or liquid CO₂‚ pipelines.


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  • Status: Completed
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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:

    Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus

    3518 Riverside Drive, Suite 202
    Columbus, OH  United States  43221
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wilkowski, Gery

  • Start Date: 20090626
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20121215
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40275

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573222
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT57-09-C-10031
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2015 1:01AM