The production of steel pipes with guaranteed external collapse pressure (e.g. high collapse casings for oil wells) requires the implementation of an accurate process control. To develop that process control it is necessary to investigate how different parameters affect the external collapse pressure of the pipes. Experimental/numerical techniques implemented to investigate the collapse behavior of steel pipes are presented. The discussion of the experimental techniques includes the description of the facilities for performing external pressure collapse tests and the description of an imperfections measuring system. The numerical techniques include 2D and 3D finite element models. The effects on the value of the pipes’ external collapse pressure of their shape, residual stresses and material properties are discussed.
Assanelli, A.P., Toscano, R.G., Johnson, D.H. and Dvorkin, E.N. (2000), "Experimental/numerical analysis of the collapse behavior of steel pipes", Engineering Computations, Vol. 17 No. 4, pp. 459-486. https://doi.org/10.1108/02644400010334856
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