• A fracture-propagation-control model for pipelines transporting CO2-rich mixtures including a new method for material-model calibration 

      Nordhagen, Håkon Ottar; Munkejord, Svend Tollak; Hammer, Morten; Gruben, Gaute; Fourmeau, Marion; Dumoulin, Stephane (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This work considers a predictive numerical modelling approach for fracture-propagation control in CO2-transport pipelines, an area where current engineering tools do not work. Fluid-structure interaction model simulations ...
    • Calibration of Pipeline Steel Model for Computational Running Ductile Fracture Assessment 

      Gruben, Gaute; Dumoulin, Stephane; Nordhagen, Håkon Ottar; Hammer, Morten; Munkejord, Svend Tollak (ISOPE - International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Proceedings;29, Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      A novel fracture calibration method is presented for material models applied in finite element analysis of pipeline steels exposed to running ductile fracture. The calibration is based on the drop-weight tear test which ...
    • CO2 pipeline integrity: A coupled fluid-structure model using a reference equation of state for CO2 

      Aursand, Eskil; Aursand, Peder; Berstad, Torodd; Dørum, Cato; Hammer, Morten; Munkejord, Svend Tollak; Nordhagen, Håkon Ottar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      We present a coupled fluid-structure model to study crack propagation and crack arrest in pipelines. Numerical calculations of crack arrest, crack velocity and pressure profiles have been performed for steel pipes with an ...
    • CO2 pipeline integrity: A new evaluation methodology 

      Berstad, Torodd; Dørum, Cato; Jakobsen, Jana Poplsteinova; Kragset, Steinar; Li, Hailong; Lund, Halvor; Morin, Alexandre; Munkejord, Svend Tollak; Mølnvik, Mona Jacobsen; Nordhagen, Håkon Ottar; Østby, Erling (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011)
      A coupled fluid-structure model for pipeline integrity simulations has been developed. The pipe material and fracture propagation have been modelled using the finite-element method with a local fracture criterion. The ...
    • CO2 Pipeline Integrity: Comparison of a Coupled Fluid-structure Model and Uncoupled Two-curve Methods 

      Aursand, Eskil; Dørum, Cato; Hammer, Morten; Morin, Alexandre; Munkejord, Svend Tollak; Nordhagen, Håkon Ottar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      One challenge in CCS is related to the prevention of running-ductile fracture in CO2-carrying pipelines. Commonly used tools for ensuring crack arrest in pipelines hinge mainly on semi-empirical models, which may not be ...
    • Effect of long periods of corrosion on the fatigue lifetime of offshore mooring chain steel 

      Qvale, Paul; Nordhagen, Håkon Ottar; Ås, Sigmund Kyrre; Skallerud, Bjørn Helge (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      R4-grade mooring chain steel specimens were subjected to alternating phases of saltwater corrosion and air fatigue to replicate seasonal load variations on chains in service. No significant difference in fatigue lifetimes ...
    • Fracture propagation control in CO2 pipelines: Validation of a coupled fluid-structure model 

      Aursand, Eskil; Dumoulin, Stephane; Hammer, Morten; Lange, Hans Iver; Morin, Alexandre; Munkejord, Svend Tollak; Nordhagen, Håkon Ottar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Existing engineering methods to ensure fracture propagation control in natural-gas transmission pipelines have been shown to be non-applicable when dense-phase CO2 is transported. To overcome this, a coupled fluid-structure ...
    • Simulation of a Full-Scale CO2 Fracture Propagation Test 

      Gruben, Gaute; Dumoulin, Stephane; Nordhagen, Håkon Ottar; Hammer, Morten; Munkejord, Svend Tollak (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      In this study, we present results from a numerical model of a full-scale fracture propagation test where the pipe sections are filled with impure, dense liquid-phase carbon dioxide. All the pipe sections had a 24″ outer ...