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Probabilistic transgranular stress corrosion cracking analysis for oil and gas pipelines


Hasan, SM and Khan, F and Kenny, S, Probabilistic transgranular stress corrosion cracking analysis for oil and gas pipelines, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME, 134, (5) pp. 1-9. ISSN 0094-9930 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1115/1.4006125


The crack morphology of transgranular stress corrosion cracking (TGSCC) suggests that the mechanism of growth and the condition at which TGSCC occur is different than that of intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC). Several attempts have been made to characterize IGSCC probabilistically; however, limited effort has been noticed for TGSCC. This paper attempts to analyze TGSCC probabilistically. The study includes assessment of probability of failure for low pH, TGSCC by R6 approach/BS 7910 approach/API 579 approach, which considers plastic yielding and linear elastic fracture mechanics, CSA Z 662-07 burst model approach and author's proposed strain-based approach. The paper observes that failure assessment diagram (FAD) based approaches (R6, BS 7910, and API 579) calculate least failure probability compared to CSA Z 662-07 burst model approach. The authors also noticed that their proposed hoop strain-based approach calculates closely to CSA Z 662-07 burst model approach. Finally, the authors justified the rationality of the results obtained by their approach. © 2012 American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:failure assessment diagram (FAD); limit state; strain-based design; transgranular SCC; Burst models; Crack morphology; Failure assessment diagram; Failure Probability; Intergranular stress corrosion cracking; Limit state; Oil-and-Gas pipelines
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:94559
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-09-11
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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