Vol. 7 5, 2017 p 26-35


Article name, authors, abstract and keyword


Determining conditions of elevated pipeline position stability on supports when cleanup and diagnostic facilities are passing

Victor M. Varshitsky a, Andrey A. Bogach a, Oleg A. Kozyrev a, Igor B. Lebedenk a

a Pipeline Transport Institute, LLC (Transneft R&D, LLC), 47a, Sevastopolskiy prospect, Moscow, 117186, Russian Federation


Abstract: The purpose of this work is to determine maximum allowable running speed of cleanup and diagnostic facilities (CDF) at which design position of elevated part of pipeline is maintained on supports. Authors represent results of computer 3D-simulation of deformation of elevated compensating part of pipeline due to effect of inertial load when CDF or liquid batch are passing. The article represents comparative analysis of results of calculations performed by engineering method and computer 3D-simulation method. In addition, results of computer simulation performed in ANSYS and LS-DYNA software packages are compared.

Keywords: stress-strain state, finite elements method, supports, running speed of CDF, compensating pipe, branch.

Reference for citing:
Varshitsky V. ., Bogach . ., Kozyrev . ., Lebedenko I. B. Determining conditions of elevated pipeline position stability on supports when cleanup and diagnostic facilities are passing. Naukatekhnol. truboprov. transp. neftiinefteprod. = Science & Technologies: Oil and Oil Products Pipeline Transportation. 2017;7(5):2635.

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