Authors: Maxime Deprez (Ghent University) , Frédéric Keereman (Ghent University) , Koen Van Minnebruggen (Ghent University) , Stijn Hertelé (Ghent University) , Wim De Waele (Ghent University)
There is an increasing interest for the use of spiral welded pipelines in strain based design applications. Environmentally imposed loads are able to plastically deform the pipelines, meaning that their structural response is of the utmost importance. However, since the influence of the spiral weld is not fully grasped, further investigation is necessary. The mechanical response of the pipeline is not only influenced by its material properties, but also by the angular position of the welds. Subsequently, the effect of mixed mode loading is a crucial aspect when assessing the helical welds. To evaluate the ductile tearing of the pipeline material, multiple single edge notched tensile (SENT) tests - each with a tilted notch of 25° with respect to the transverse direction - were executed. The extension of the crack is assessed by means of potential drop measurements and finite element simulations. Resistance curves were realized by combining the crack opening displacement with the associated crack extension. This is an ongoing investigation and in this paper a first set of five tests are evaluated.
How to Cite: Deprez, M. , Keereman, F. , Van Minnebruggen, K. , Hertelé, S. & De Waele, W. (2015) “Study of SENT specimens with a tilted notch to evaluate ductile tearing in spiral welded pipeline applications”, International Journal of Sustainable Construction and Design. 6(3). doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/scad.v6i3.1133