This work gathers the phenomena indicated through the available literature and industry standards as determinant in the evaluation of the collapse of flexible pipes under combined bending and external pressure. It also proposes a complete analytical formulation to assess the collapse strength. The effects of dimensional variations and added ovalization due to bending are combined to evaluate the final collapse pressure. Numerical models are generated for comparison purposes and experimental results are used to validate the formulation proposed. The good agreement obtained between numerical and analytical predictions show that is possible to determine the curve collapse of flexible pipes through analytical approaches.

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