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Fracture Control

Fracture control has been one of the Energy Pipeline CRC flagship research areas, with strong international recognition.

Researchers at the University of Wollongong focussed on:
• New methods for fracture control in small diameter natural gas and other energy fluid pipelines;
• Accurate numerical models of Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) during running ductile fracture as an alternative to full-scale testing; and
• New improved fracture velocity model that incorporates the effect of the material ductility (Y/T ratio) on the fracture propagation velocity.

The EPDECOM fracture arrest software was one of the significant outcomes of this research. EPDECOM is a modern fracture control application for the control of running ductile fracture integrating a gas decompression model and a fracture propagation model to estimate the minimum required toughness based on the Battelle Two-Curve Method.

Model of west Jefferson test

Fracture Control

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CEO's Update June 2019

CEO's Update June 2019

09-08-19

Friday 28th June marks the official end of CRC funded activities for Energy Pipelines CRC.

Energy Pipelines CRC - A Snapshot of its Legacy

Energy Pipelines CRC - A Snapshot of its Legacy

28-06-19

Research and Innovation Manager Klaas van Alphen reflects on 10 years of research from the Energy Pipelines CRC.

Research Project Update June 2019

Research Project Update June 2019

28-06-19

Several research projects were finalised in June, bringing the total number of completed research projects to 107.

Andrew Hopkins Honoured In  Queens Birthday List

Andrew Hopkins Honoured In Queens Birthday List

28-06-19

Emeritus Professor Andrew Hopkins has been named in the Queens Birthday honours list as an Officer (AO) in the General Division in the Order of Austra …

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