Fatigue life evaluation of composite material sleeve using a residual stiffness model

Jong Sung Kim, Kyung Dong Bae, Chul Lee, Yun Jae Kim, Woo Sik Kim, Ik Joong Kim

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In this study, fatigue assessment was performed to evaluate fatigue lifetime of the buried natural gas pipe repaired using a composite material sleeve. Lap shear tensile and shear fatigue tests were firstly carried out in order to determine mechanical properties and to establish a damage model. Then from the test results, the damage model of the composite material sleeve was determined, based on stiffness reduction phenomenon due to adhesive damage. Via finite element damage analysis using the damage model and a structural stress/fracture mechanics approach presented in ASME B&PV Code Sec. VIII Div. 2, delamination behavior, burst pressure of the damaged pipe and fatigue lifetime of the damaged pipe after occurrence of the delamination are investigated. As results, it is confirmed that damage of the adhesive did not significantly affect the fatigue lifetime of the buried natural gas pipe even when delamination between composite layers due to adhesive damage occurred around corroded damage of the pipe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-95
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Fatigue
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Buried natural gas pipe
  • Composite material sleeve
  • Fatigue life evaluation
  • Finite element damage analysis
  • Residual stiffness model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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