Simplified Analyses of a Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Joint for Filament-Wound Pipes

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H. Estrada

Department of Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235

I. D. Parsons

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2207 Newmark C.E. Laboratory, MC-250, 205 North Matthews Street, Urbana, IL 61801-2352

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 121(3), 327-333 (Aug 01, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2883711 History: Received April 01, 1998; Revised March 02, 1999; Online February 11, 2008


A simplified analysis procedure is described for a fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) stubflanged joint which addresses some of the problems with current FRP joints. The joint consists of a tapered hub that is filament-wound with the pipe. A separate stub is used to connect the two halves of the joint. This system avoids material discontinuities at the flange-pipe intersection and pull-back of the flange. The joint is modeled following the Taylor Forge approach used in metallic joint analysis. The analytical model is verified using finite element analysis; the results are in excellent agreement.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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