Development of a new fracture propagation model

May 20th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Pipeline materials and performance, Materials modelling

Lead Organisation:
University of Wollongong

Future Fuels CRC


Start date:
February 2020

Project summary description:
This project focusses on the development of a new model capturing accurately the physics at play during a running ductile fracture event in a pipeline. This fracture control model is based on an alternative representation of the material’s resistance to fracture, and can be applied to different fluids, for example natural gas, hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

Further information:
RP3.2-06: Development of a New Fracture Propagation Model – Future Fuels CRC


Reviewed: May 2024