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Failure Analysis of Glass-Reinforced Epoxy Pipes Under Internal Hydrostatic Pressure: A Comparison With the Split Disk Test Method

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H. R. Mahdavi

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Tarbiat Modares University,
Tehran 14115-116, Iran
e-mail: h.r.mahdavi@modares.ac.ir

G. H. Rahimi

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Tarbiat Modares University,
Jalal Ale Ahmad Highway,
Tehran 14115-116, Iran
e-mail: Rahimi_gh@modares.ac.ir

A. Farrokhabadi

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Tarbiat Modares University,
Tehran 14115-116, Iran
e-mail: amin-farrokh@modares.ac.ir

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Pressure Vessel and Piping Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSEL TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received September 24, 2016; final manuscript received November 7, 2017; published online November 30, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Reza Adibiasl.

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 140(1), 014501 (Nov 30, 2017) (4 pages) Paper No: PVT-16-1173; doi: 10.1115/1.4038484 History: Received September 24, 2016; Revised November 07, 2017

In this paper, the ultimate hoop strength of an industrial (±55 deg)9 filament-wound glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) pipe as a short-term test is determined according to the ASTM D-1599 standard by performing the internal hydrostatic pressure test. After the test, the failure surface of the pipe is photographed by a high magnification camera, and in addition, the explanations are presented about the type of failure. The main purpose of this study is to compare the results obtained for the ultimate hoop strength and failure mechanisms of the pipe by using the internal hydrostatic pressure test with that by the split disk test method according to the ASTM D-2290 standard in the previous work.

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Fig. 1

The GRE pipe used in this study

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Fig. 2

(a) The designed fixture for testing the rings and (b) the loading conditions of the rings [17]

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Components of the sealing fixture

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Fig. 4

(a) The assembled fixture and (b) schematic of internal pressure test apparatus

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Fig. 5

Applied internal pressure versus time

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Fig. 6

Failure surface of the pipe

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Fig. 7

Failed specimen by using the split disk test method [17]



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