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Effect of wall thinning on deformation and failure of copper nickel alloy elbows subjected to low cycle fatigue

Harun, Muhammad Faiz and Mohammad, Roslina and Kotousov, Andrei (2019) Effect of wall thinning on deformation and failure of copper nickel alloy elbows subjected to low cycle fatigue. Material Design & Processing Communications, 1 . pp. 1-7. ISSN 2577-6576

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/mdp2.111

Abstract

Various industrial standards and safety regulations specify the minim number of cycles, which pressure equipment must tolerate during a single seismic event. The compliance with these standards and regulations is necessary in order to ensure safety and strength of critical structural components, eg, pressure pipe system of the primary coolant loop of nuclear reactors or condensed water supply of large hospitals or other large facilities. However, the strength can degrade with time due to flow accelerated corrosion causing wall thinning. Pipe bends are particularly susceptible to the localised corrosion, and, therefore, these structural elements need a special consideration. The current paper studies the effect of localised corrosion on low cycle fatigue behaviour of a copper‐nickel elbows using experiment and finite element method (FEM). The outcomes of the study demonstrate a quite low reduction of low cycle fatigue life even at severe local wall thinning at different locations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:industrial standards, safety and strength, critical structural components
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:88195
Deposited By: Siti Norlela Isnin
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 18:50
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 18:50

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