|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Late News Posters
||PP-34: Simulation of Natural Gas Pipeline Structure in Response to External Loads: Finite Element Analysis
||Yousef Y Alobaid, Tariq J Al-Sarfaf
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Yousef Y Alobaid
Experimental and Theoretical studies on Pipeline all reveal important difficulties in data interpretation. This paper proposes 3-D dynamic finite element (3-DDFE) model based on the digital data set from the Natural Gas Pipeline section. The analysis was constructed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the 3-DDFE model as a potential Pipeline fracture investigatory technique. A three- dimensional mesh generation technique is developed in this paper. Problems arising due to interactive modeling are highlighted in relation to complex geometries. A preprocessor finite element grid generator. FEMGEN, has been modified for mesh generation.
The modified FEMGEN program is linked with a three dimensional finite element program. Pipe sample is chosen to describe the flexibility and capability of the modified FEMGEN program.