FlawPRO™ Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) Software


Contact Information

Carl F. Popelar, Ph.D.
Manager
Mechanics & Materials
(210) 522-4213
cpopelar@swri.org

FlawPro Is Validated Against Full Scale Test Results for Pipes Containing Weld Flaws

Image of Reeled pipe test results—predicted vs. measured flaw extensions      Image of Reeled pipe test results—predicted vs. measured flaw extensions

Reeled pipe test results—predicted vs. measured flaw extensions


image of The transition of a natural embedded weld flaw (circled in red) to a surface flaw during reeling was predicted by FlawPRO

The transition of a natural embedded weld flaw (circled in red) to a surface flaw during reeling was predicted by FlawPRO.

 
Image: Pipes subjected to service fatigue—predicted vs. measured flaw extensions      Image: Pipes subjected to service fatigue—predicted vs. measured flaw extensions

Pipes subjected to service fatigue—predicted vs. measured flaw extensions

 

Related Terminology

FlawPRO  •  engineering critical assessment  •  ECA  •  flaw extension  •  service fatigue of flawed pipes  •  weld flaws  •  acceptable flaw sizes in welded risers and flowlines  •  reeled pipe  •  ductile tearing  •  high strain loading of flawed pipes  •  low cycle fatigue  •  tear-fatigue  •  full-scale test validation on flawed pipes  •  stress analysis of reeled pipes

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05/14/14