Ductile tearing simulation of Battelle pipe test using simplified stress-modified fracture strain concept

H. W. Ryu, K. D. Bae, Yun Jae Kim, J. J. Han, J. S. Kim, P. J. Budden

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In this paper, numerical ductile tearing simulation results are compared with six circumferential through-wall and surface cracked pipes made of two materials (SA-333 Gr. 6 and A106 Gr. B carbon steels), performed at Battelle. For simulation, a model using a simplified fracture strain model is employed, by analysing tensile data of the material. By comparing experimental J-R data with FE simulation results, the damage model dependent on the element size is determined based on the ductility exhaustion concept. The model is used to simulate ductile tearing behaviour of six circumferential through-wall and surface cracked pipes. In all cases, simulated results agree well with experimental load, crack length and crack mouth opening displacement versus load line displacement data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391-1406
Number of pages16
JournalFatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes



  • circumferential cracked pipe test simulation
  • finite element damage analysis
  • stress-modified fracture strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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