Strain-based assessment and design (SBAD) is the widely-accepted method used to assess the integrity of pipelines under loads that might induce large deformations; for example, geotechnical loads that could cause large tensile and compressive bending and membrane strains.
To ensure the safety and sustainability of pipelines, SBAD stipulates that the inherent tensile and compressive strain capacities must be superior to the strain demand. It is a useful method for establishing a range of parameters, such as the acceptable sizes of girth weld flaws, or the ground or pipe lateral movement required to cause a pipeline to buckle. As a result, SBAD now features in various national and international codes and has become a focus for many pipeline researchers.
We welcome critical review articles and original experimental and numerical modelling research papers related to (but not limited to) the following topics for onshore or offshore pipelines:
- Tensile and compressive strain capacities
- Tensile and compressive strain demand under geotechnical hazards
- Strain assessment of dents and other pipeline defects
- The effect of internal pressure on strain demand and strain capacities
- Various national and international code requirements for strain-based assessment
- Submission deadline: 1 March 2021
- Publication date: June 2021
All articles should be submitted online; please select the option "Special Issue on Strain-Based Assessment and Design of Pipelines".
- Dr. Samer Adeeb, University of Alberta, firstname.lastname@example.org