Ten subsea mechanical pipeline couplings were tested experimentally under loading conditions of internal pressure, bending moment, and axial tension. Four were considered to pass the test; four failed by leakage around the coupling; and two by excessive deformation or separation of the coupling. The strain transition and the calculated stresses as the coupling is approached from a distance of one pipe diameter are in general agreement with thin-wall theory.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Held in Houston, Texas, April 30-May 2, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference (5th)

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Green, R A
    • Pincus, G
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 281-290
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #1851 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM