There is currently a need to develop high pressure composite butt-weld joint to meet the needs of deepwater activities. In this study, a tapered butt-weld composite joint configuration was proposed. Finite element analysis was conducted to validate the proposed structural configuration through stress-strain distribution analysis. Test samples were assembled using hand lay-up technique. The prepared specimens were hydro tested. The test results justified the proposed joint configurations. About 35.7% increase in bursting pressure in tapered butt-weld composite joint was observed over currently used composite butt-weld joint.
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Development of High Pressure Composite Butt-Weld Joint
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Li, G, Pang, S, Jones, RJ, Hale, M, McCurry, BT, & Schmit, K. "Development of High Pressure Composite Butt-Weld Joint." Proceedings of the ASME 2002 Engineering Technology Conference on Energy. Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, Parts A and B. Houston, Texas, USA. February 4–5, 2002. pp. 541-546. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ETCE2002/OT-29146
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