In this study, the finite element model of an API Line Pipe threaded pipe connection is presented. The non-linearities in material properties and contact behaviour are discussed. A series of modifications of the standard connection are simulated to gain a better understanding in the influence of geometrical and material parameters on the connection’s performance. Finally, test results obtained from a four-point bending fatigue experiment are presented and compared with numerical simulations.
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Non-Linear Contact Analysis of an API Line Pipe Coupling
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Van Wittenberghe, J, De Baets, P, & De Waele, W. "Non-Linear Contact Analysis of an API Line Pipe Coupling." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 5: High Pressure Technology; Nondestructive Evaluation Division; Student Paper Competition. Prague, Czech Republic. July 26–30, 2009. pp. 503-510. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2009-77775
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