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FLOW-INDUCED INSTABILITY OF MULTI-LAYERED ANISOTROPIC PIPELINES



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V4-N4-543-553

Volume

Volume 4 (2016), Issue 4

Pages

10

Page Range

543 - 553

Author(s)

D.G. PAVLOU

Abstract

A numerical formulation of flow-induced instability modelling of laminated anisotropic pipelines is derived. The analysis is based on fluid-structure interaction equations and FEA. Taking into account the flow parameters and the material properties, critical flow velocities causing instability are calculated for fibre-reinforced polymeric (FRP) pipelines resting on elastic supports. A parametric study of the effect of fibre orientation, stiffness of elastic supports and span length between supports is carried out. The results are commented and discussed.

Keywords

critical velocity, FEA, flow induced instability, laminated pipelines