Fatigue Life Calculation of the in-Service Dented Pipeline
Dent is one of the important factors affecting pipeline fatigue life, and it will greatly reduce the fatigue life of the pipeline in service. Based on a large number of foreign dented pipeline fatigue test results and fatigue life model, for the typical dent defect, using finite element method, various parameters are changed and finite element models are obtained under different conditions. According to many calculation results, a key ratio of peak period stress and pipeline pressure variation are obtained, which are substituted to the fatigue life model and the example are calculated.
W. Ying et al., "Fatigue Life Calculation of the in-Service Dented Pipeline", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 467-469, pp. 1327-1332, 2011