This paper presents the consequences of an experimental probe into the Ultimate Elastic Wall Stress ( UEWS ) of & A ; plusmn ; 55 & A ; deg ; fibril wound composite pipes. The UEWS trial appears to supply an attractive option to the current method. This method has proved to be one of the most effectual to accomplish the short term trial due to the advantage of fast testing. Furthermore, it has been found to be sensitive to alterations in cardinal fabrication and natural stuff parametric quantities.
The pipes were subjected to biaxal burden, which was achieved by combinations of hoop and axial emphasis. These tonss were applied as groups of rhythms which were bit by bit increased until the UEWS has been determined. Assorted ratios of hoop to axial emphasis were applied to the pipes runing from pure axial to pure hoop lading at room temperature and at 65C & A ; deg ; . These ratios were investigated by using different force per unit areas in both the chief and little Chamberss that built inside the pipe ; therefore it is unneeded to add any external tonss on the pipe wall. Trials were conducted to detect the escape through the pipe wall.
The chief failure manner observed was weepage through the pipe ‘s wall, which was due to intensive matrix microcracking. The consequences from the UEWS trials were presented in the signifier of failure envelopes with the effects of proving at an elevated temperature. Finally, the debasement in elastic belongingss of the pipe ‘s wall is besides discussed and plotted against wall emphasis.
Fibril lesion glass fiber reinforced epoxy ( GRE ) pipes are being progressively used in broad scope of applications, such as high force per unit area containers, petrochemical, and oil industries due to the superior corrosion opposition and high strength to burden ratio [ 1 ] . This has encouraged research workers to transport out and develop experimental and theoretical probes in order to digest their mechanical and failure behavior under assortment of lading conditions [ 2 ] .
With sing to stress-strain relationship of fibril wound composite stuff is by and large non-linear up to failure, the non-linear is significantly enhanced by harm such as matrix snap and giving [ 3 ] . Nahas ( 1984 ) , reviewed several methods for the analysis of non-linear behavior for laminated reinforced composite stuffs [ 4 ] . Sun and Tao, ( 1996 ) modelled the stress-strain behavior of composite laminate by sing both the stuff non-linearity and progressive matrix checking [ 5 ] . The behavior of composite fiber reinforced is rather complicated because of non merely anisotropic but it is besides holding nonuniform actions.
This leads to varity of failure mechanism. For illustration, GRP pipes subjected to pure hydrostatic force per unit area, matrix can develop clefts, plies could delaminate or fibers could debone from matrix and so neglect. Whereas fibers will clasp and so broke under pure hoop lading [ 6 ] . Pipes tested under biaxal lading status failed with different strengths ; accordingly a symmetrical biaxal failure envelope will be constructed. Although, biaxal failure envelope is a graph of the axial failure strength versus hoop failure strength, in this survey the part of ultimate elastic wall emphasis envelope was fitted.
In current probes, 200 millimeter indoors diameter, 2 m length, and 6 millimeter wall thickness glass fiber reinforced epoxy pipes of & A ; plusmn ; 55 & A ; deg ; layup were produced by fibril twist, and the ply belongingss are determined utilizing Halpin-Tsai equations [ 7 ] . These pipes were subjected to six emphasis ratios with positive internal force per unit area. The UEWS and stress-strain response up to failure were by experimentation determined. These consequences are presented in term of failure manners every bit good as the UEWS envelope.
Biaxial Testing Harmonizing to ASTM D2992 Presently, the ISO 14692 criterion is used to foretell the maximal service force per unit area for GRE pipes. The standard describes the method used to set up the arrested development line to foretell long term allowable emphasis [ 8 ] . This method based on supercharging the GRE pipes statically or cyclically to acquire at least 18 points to set up an acceptable arrested development line, with at least one sample supplying a point in surplus of 10,000 hours. The graph with log-log format is plotted in term of emphasis versus clip to failure.
By generalizing the lower Confidence Limit ( LCL ) from the arrested development line, the evaluation for a design life-time of 20 old ages can be obtained. The expected failure manner of this trial is Weepage which is by and large due to the presence of a web of matrix clefts which form over clip. The arrested development line obtained from this process is of import information that qualifies the merchandise to be manufactured and defines the force per unit area evaluation to be used in pipe ‘s system design.
The Hydrostatic Design Basis ( HDB ) is method to reconfirmation of the merchandise utilizing arrested development line that built from ASTM D2992. This is needed when there is alteration to stuffs, fabrication procedures, building, line drive thickness or fitting design. In the HDB trial, the merchandise is subjected to the 1000 hours hydrostatic force per unit area based on the 1,000 hr lower Prediction Limit ( LPL ) of the arrested development line obtained from ASTM D2992. If there is no weepage or explosion at 1000 hours it means that the merchandise is safe to reason the same design life clip of 20 old ages.
Figures 1 illustrates the arrested development line of the pipe utilizing ASTM D2992. The Ultimate Elastic Wall Stress ( UEWS ) While admiting the benefits of the current reconfirmation method HDB based on arrested development analysis, makers, the demand for a rapid and effectual method of monitoring alterations in merchandise quality, becomes ineluctable imperative. The UEWS trial appears to supply an attractive option to this method. UEWS is the maximal circumferential wall emphasis ensuing from internal hydrostatic force per unit area or axial tonss that produces an elastic distortion in any way [ 9 ] .
Rost and Cervenka1 observed that ‘damage affecting matrix checking in composite stuffs is associated with discernible non-linearities n elastic behavior. rocedures have been described and reported to a limited extent in the public sphere for usage with vinyl ester-based pipe every bit good as PVC ‘ [ 10 ] . The intent of the UEWS trial is to analyze the stress-strain response, and specifying the maximal emphasis degree in elastic zone [ 9 ] . The chief advantage of UEWS is that the trial takes merely a few hours per sample to execute, compared with the 1,000 hr HDB reconfirmation process.
The UEWS has been found to be sensitive to alterations in cardinal fabrication and natural stuff parametric quantities such as the quality of the ‘size ‘ on the glass fiber, which influences the bond with the rosin. These effects are non easy picked up in the ASTM2992 trials, so the HDB reconfirmation process provides no merchandise information other than a yes/no result. The sensitiveness of the trial to stuff and quality parametric quantities has besides been found to be superior to trials such as interlaminar shear and through-thickness strength [ 11 ] .
In pattern the UEWS has been found to correlate good to the long term LCL value obtained from arrested development trials. The chief unfavorable judgment of the UEWS construct is that the exact significance of the mensural measure is non to the full defined. Comparison between processs The chief advantage claimed for processs based on cyclic and inactive weariness is that they provide a realistic statistical attack to set uping a long-run force per unit area evaluation when there is a slow impairment of belongingss.
For this ground it makes them attractive in connexion with statistically-based design. The ASTM2992 verification trial appears to hold important drawback due to the clip needed to accomplish full making of new merchandises ( 10,000 hours ~14 months ) . For new piping merchandises, where the arrested development line incline is non identifiable in progress, this requires important test and mistake to find the force per unit areas to be used, which frequently consequences in a making period that exceeds two old ages.
Although it is by and large agreed that cogent evidence of long term stableness is desirable, long term inactive weariness measurings may non be the best method of accomplishing this [ 11 ] . Determination of Ultimate Elastic Wall Stress This process describes the finding of ultimate elastic wall emphasis of the Wavistrong thermosetting rosin pipes in a short clip period. This trial method establishes the Ultimate Elastic Wall Stress ( UEWS ) of the pipes.
Datas obtained by this method are of usage merely in foretelling the behavior of these pipes under status of temperature, clip, method of lading and stress state of affairs. It is appears to be similar to those used in the existent trial and for comparing of the behavior with the stated hydrostatic belongingss. They are by and large non declarative of the long-run strength of the merchandise used for the trial. Either the internal force per unit area or the hoop emphasis may be listed in the demands. The UEWS trial based on, lading a specimen to a prescribed Cycle Test Pressure ( CTP ) in the short clip interval.
The nominal group force per unit area evaluation was determined, which started with 10 % of the expected UEWS, these groups were bit by bit increased by 10 % of the expected UEWS up to failure as shown in figure 2. The rhythm force per unit area was applied to specimen from zero up to ( CTP? ) , the figure of rhythms was 10, each rhythm required to keep for 1 minute, and so 1 minute no force per unit area. The force per unit area increases from zero to CTP? preferred to be unvarying with wall emphasis increase of about 5-10 MPa/min [ 9 ] .