Strength of Materials

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 188–192 | Cite as

Analysis of pipeline fracture by fast crack propagation

  • G. V. Stepanov
Scientific and Technical Section


An analysis is presented of the influence of wave processes in gases and in a pipeline wall on extended fracture by fast crack propagation. The influence of design and technological parameters of the pipeline and of the pipe metal fracture toughness on the extent of fracture is shown.


Fracture Toughness Pipe Wall Crack Velocity Crack Propagation Rate Crack Mouth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. Stepanov
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  1. 1.Institute for Problems of StrengthNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine

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