In order to get a better understanding of the role of various parameters on the creep collapse phenomenon of long circular tubes, an experimental and numerical program has been undertaken. It mainly aims at studying the influence of the behavior of the material composing the circular tubes and their geometrical characteristics on the flattening time. This paper presents the results of numerical simulations performed with a specific computer program using an analytical approach. They have been compared with the data obtained from creep tests performed in various conditions on preovalized tubes as well as with the solutions obtained from the finite element method. It is shown that a good agreement is achieved between experimental results and calculation results.

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