Paper number 635
|ACOUSTIC EMISSION FOR CYCLIC DAMAGE EVALUATION ON FIBERGLASS PIPES FABRICATED FOLLOWING RTP-1 METHODS AND SPECIFICATIONS.|
Guillermo Ramirez1, and Michael D. Engelhardt2
1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Kansas
2006 Learned Hall, Lawrence, Kansas, 66045-2234, USA
2Department of Civil Engineering, Offshore Technology Research Center
The University of Texas at Austin, Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory,
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas, 78758, USA
|Summary||Results from a series of cyclic tests performed on fiberglass pipes fabricated according to RTP-1 and Section X recommendations. The specimens were 20.32 cm (8 in) in internal diameter and 1.525 meters (5 feet) long. The construction layout consisted of an internal buildup for corrosion protection followed by a layer of continuous fiber winding. A state of pure hoop stress was imposed via an internal pressure system that allowed free axial movement of the pipe. This paper will present the results of the acoustic emission monitoring of these tests, and the relative effectiveness of AE in determining damage induced by cyclic loading.
||Keywords|| acoustic emission, fatigue, nondestructive evaluation, pressure vessels.
Theme : NDE and Reliability ; Acoustic Emission
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