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Mechanical Properties of Large Diameter Pipe with Increased Deformation Capacity (For Active Tectonic Fracture Zones)

  • I. P. ShabalovEmail author
  • S. Yu. Nastich
  • V. Ya. Velikodnev

Results are summarized for testing the mechanical properties of pipe of strength class K60 (corresponds approximately to strength category X70) with increased deformation capacity 1420 mm in diameter with wall thickness of 25.8 and 32.0 mm of industrial batches. The change of tensile test properties of basic pipe metal of the pipes after simulating application of an anticorrosive coating (200–250 °C, 5 min) and strain ageing is shown. After heating the pipe base metal retains low values of σy(Rt0.5)/σf ratio (along the rolling direction 0.75–0.84) and good ductility (along the rolling direction δ5 ≈ 22–23% and δt ≈ 8–12 %; across the rolling direction δ5 ≈ 21–22 % and δt ≈ 8–12 %). Relationships are determined for properties whose values depend on the specific nature of the steel microstructure of these pipes σy(Rt0.5)/σf, δt, KCV–40, CTOD–20). An increase in strength (σf) of the basic metal up to the upper standard limit does not lead to a reduction in ductility. However, with high strength pipe base metal there is a tendency towards a reduction in CTOD–20 values of base metal and fusion zone metal.


main gas pipeline pipes deformation capacity fracture toughness ductility ageing crack resistance (CTOD) two-phase microstructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. P. Shabalov
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Yu. Nastich
    • 2
  • V. Ya. Velikodnev
    • 2
  1. 1.Pipe Manufacturers AssociationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.OOO Tsentr ÉTSIMoscowRussia

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