Application of engineering ductile tearing simulation method to CRIEPI pipe test

Hyun Suk Nam, Young Ryun Oh, Yun Jae Kim, Jong Sung Kim, Naoki Miura

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A method to simulate ductile tearing in large-scale pipes using finite element analysis is proposed, based on the stress-modified fracture strain model. An element-size-dependent critical damage model is also introduced in damage simulations. The damage model and associate parameters are determined from tensile and fracture toughness test data. The method is applied to simulate five bending tests of circumferential cracked carbon steel pipes. Simulated results agree overall well with two through-wall cracked pipe test data, but consistently over-predict the maximum loads for three surface cracked pipe tests. Advantages of the proposed method in practical application is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-142
Number of pages15
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Finite element damage analysis
  • Fracture simulation of circumferential cracked pipes
  • Multi-axial fracture strain locus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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