Residual stress simulations of girth welding in subsea pipelines

Bridget E. Kogo, Bin Wang, Luiz C. Wrobel, Mahmoud Chizari

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Numerical modelling of the welding of dissimilar materials, stainless steel and mild steel, has been carried out using Abaqus together with Gas Metal Arc Weld (GMAW) in order to provide a better understanding of the transient temperature profiles and the stress distribution in a pipe. The results clearly show that the temperature distribution in the modelled pipe is a function of the thermal conductivity of each weld metal as well as the distance away from the heat source. Results also clearly show agreement with previous findings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2017, WCE 2017
EditorsA. M. Korsunsky, Andrew Hunter, Len Gelman, S. I. Ao, David WL Hukins
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404831
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event2017 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2017 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Jul 20177 Jul 2017


Conference2017 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Dissimilar material joint
  • Fea
  • Girth weld
  • Transient temperature response


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