Mismatch limit load analyses for V-groove welded pipe with through-wall circumferential defect in centre of weld

Sang Hyun Kim, Jae Jun Han, Jin Taek Chung, Yun-Jae Kim

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The present work reports the mismatch limit loads for a V-groove welded pipe for a circumferential crack using finite element (FE) analyses. To integrate the effect of groove angles on mismatch limit loads, one geometryrelated slenderness parameter was modified by relevant geometric parameters including the groove angle, crack depth, and root opening based on plastic deformation patterns in the theory of plasticity. Circumferential through-wall cracks are located at the centre of the weldments with two different groove angles (45°, 90°). With regard to the loading conditions, axial (longitudinal) tension and bending are applied for all cases. For the parent and weld metal, elasticperfectly plastic materials are considered to simulate and analyze under- and over-matching conditions in plasticity. The overall results from the proposed solutions are found to be similar to the FE results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1379-1386
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, A
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1



  • Finite element analysis
  • Limit load
  • Strength mismatch
  • V-groove butt weld

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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