Prediction for crack propagation and arrest of shear fracture in ultra-high pressure natural gas pipelines

H. Makino, T. Kubo, T. Shiwaku, S. Endo, T. Inoue, Y. Kawaguchi, Y. Matsumoto, S. Machida

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Prevention of shear fracture in the natural gas pipelines is one of the most important problems for the safety of the natural gas transportation. The present paper gives a prediction method for the crack propagation and arrest in the ultra-high pressure pipelines which is the recent trend of the pipeline design and the toughness requirements for the high-grade line pipes to avoid the fracture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalISIJ International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • High-grade line pipe
  • Natural gas pipeline
  • Propagating shear fracture
  • Ultra-high pressure

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