Flexural behavior of steel pipe with residual stress

Kyu Won Kim, Moon Kyum Kim, Woo Yeon Cho, Tae Beom Kim

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Residual stresses and deformations that generated by pipe forming and pipe welding act as harmful factors causing deformation, buckling, and fatigue behavior of a pipe. In this paper, the effect of residual stresses and deformations due to three roll bending and butt-welding on the flexural behavior of a steel pipe is introduced using nonlinear finite element simulations. Numerical analysis of three roll bending pipe forming process is conducted to consider the residual stresses due to pipe forming. The forming analysis of three roller bending pipe has to consider the material nonlinearity and the geometric nonlinearity due to large deformation of a plate and take account of the contact nonlinearity due to the change of contact condition between roller and plate. Also, a fully coupled thermal-mechanical analysis is performed to simulate the butt-welding of a pipe. The moving heat source and the heat transfer coefficient is implemented by the ABAQUS subroutine DFLUX and DFILM model. Also, the flexural behavior of a pipe is evaluated by the four-point bending analysis that considers the result of three-roll bending pipe analysis and butt-welding pipe analysis as the initial condition. Mises stress, axial strains, and the moment-displacement relationship of pipes are measured through the numerical analysis because the main failure model of the pipe under bending loading is the local buckling (wrinkling) of the pipe wall.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781880653876
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 2018 Jun 102018 Jun 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792


Other28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant (No.17IFIP-B067091-05) from Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure Research Program funded by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport of Korea government, and was supported by a research grant (20156332) from POSCO.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2018 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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