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Fluid Flow and Static Structural Analysis of E-Glass Fiber Reinforced Pipe Joints versus S-Glass Fiber Reinforced Pipe Joints

Version 1 : Received: 13 October 2018 / Approved: 15 October 2018 / Online: 15 October 2018 (08:58:29 CEST)

How to cite: Bobba, S.; Leman, Z.; Zainudin, E.; Sapuan, S. Fluid Flow and Static Structural Analysis of E-Glass Fiber Reinforced Pipe Joints versus S-Glass Fiber Reinforced Pipe Joints. Preprints 2018, 2018100292 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0292.v1). Bobba, S.; Leman, Z.; Zainudin, E.; Sapuan, S. Fluid Flow and Static Structural Analysis of E-Glass Fiber Reinforced Pipe Joints versus S-Glass Fiber Reinforced Pipe Joints. Preprints 2018, 2018100292 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0292.v1).

Abstract

Filament wound composite pipes are frequently used in the field were transmission of high pressured chemical fluids, disposal of industrial wastes, oil and natural gas transmission takes place. In oil and gas industry, the pipelines transporting heavy crude oil are subjected to variable pressure waves causing fluctuating stress levels in the pipes. Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis was performed using Ansys 15.0 Fluent software to study the effects of these pressure waves on some specified joints in the pipes. Depending on the type of heavy crude oil being used, the flow behavior indicated a considerable degree of stress levels in certain connecting joints, causing the joints to become weak over a prolonged period of use. In this research comparison of various pipe joints was done by using different material and the output result of the stress levels of the pipe joints were checked so that the life of the pipe joints can be optimized by the change of material.

Subject Areas

computational fluid dynamics; glass fiber reinforced composites; heavy crude oil; pressure waves

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