Thick-walled composite tubes for offshore applications: an example of stress and failure analysis for filament-wound multi-layered pipes

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The paper reviews practical applications of composite materials in oil and gas industry. A special consideration has been paid to possible future opportunities in offshore and onshore usage; in particular to long fibre reinforced composite pipes. The problem of thick-walled filament-wound multi-layered composite pipes subjected to outer pressure is considered as an example. An analytical method is used for failure analysis for different lay-ups and loading conditions. The stress distributions through the pipe thickness for various lay-ups are computed for fibre
reinforced pipes under different outer pressure magnitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-322
Number of pages19
JournalShips and Offshore Structures
Issue number3
Early online date19 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017



  • fibre reinforced composite
  • thick-walled pipe
  • pressure loading
  • stress and failure analysis

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  • Engineering(all)

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