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Fracture propagation and arrest in high-pressure gas pipelines: an overview of this Special Issue

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Author(s)

Dash Weeks, Su Xu, William Tyson

Abstract

ARREST OF FAST DUCTILE fractures in gas pipelines is critical for safety and environmental protection and is an active R&D area. In order economically to design gas pipelines and select materials, a suitable method to predict arrest toughness, and the availability of test methods to measure this toughness, are vital to pipe manufacturers, pipeline operators, and regulators. This has become a pressing issue, as many new pipelines will operate in challenging environments (for example remote, Arctic, and offshore), and will be designed for stringent conditions (high operating pressures with large-diameter, thick-wall, high-strength steel pipe). The intent of this Special Issue is to survey the state-of-the-art in the development of methods to arrest fast ductile fractures in gas pipelines.
Citation
Journal of Pipeline Engineering
Volume
15
Issue
4

Citation

Weeks, D. , Xu, S. and Tyson, W. (2001), Fracture propagation and arrest in high-pressure gas pipelines: an overview of this Special Issue, Journal of Pipeline Engineering (Accessed June 18, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2001, Updated October 18, 2022