This book describes efficient and safe repair operations for pipelines, and develops new methods for the detection and repair of volumetric surface defects in transmission pipelines. It also addresses the physics, mechanics, and applications of advanced materials used for composite repair of corroded pipelines.
Presenting results obtained in the European Commission's INNOPIPES FRAMEWORK 7 programme, it develops long-range ultrasonic and phased array technologies for pipeline diagnostics, and explores their interactions with discontinuities and directional properties of ultrasonic antenna array. The book subsequently shares the results of non-destructive testing for different types of materials applications and advanced composite repair systems, and characterizes the mechanical properties by means of fracture methods and non-destructive techniques.
In turn, the book assesses the currently available technologies for reinforcement of pipelines, drawing on the experience gai
ned by project partners, and evaluates the recovery of the carrying capacity of pipeline sections with local corrosion damage by means of analytical and numerical procedures. It develops an optimization method based on the planning of experiments and surface techniques for advanced composite repair systems, before validating the numerical models developed and experimentally gauging the effectiveness of composite repair with the help of full-scale hydraulic tests.
Prof., Dr.Sc.Ing. Evgeny Barkanov graduated from Riga Polytechnical Institute, Faculty of Technical Appliances and Automation in 1986 with the first-class Dipl.-Ing. He defended the Dr.Sc.Ing.thesis on Mechanics of Deformable Solids in 1993 at Riga Technical University. He is the author of 3 textbooks and more than 100 scientific publications in the field of computational mechanics, mechanics of composite materials, vibration damping and optimization. He improved the qualification and carried out scientific investigations abroad via TEMPUS JEP, TEMPUS IMG, the Royal Society, the British Council, NATO Research Fellowship, Konferenz der Deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften, DFG, DAAD, NSC of Taiwan, SOCRATES. He is leader/contractor in many national and international projects (FRAMEWORK 5: SANDWICH; FRAMEWORK 6: ALCAS, FRIENDCOPTER, INTERSHIP, CASSEM, DE-LIGHT, MOMENTUM, SAND.CORe; FRAMEWORK 7: COALINE, INNOPIPES; MATERA: ADYMA; COST: COINAPO). He is a member of the Prof
essor Council in the Civil Engineering and Architecture, Promotion Councils RTU P-03 and RTU P-06, and RTU Academic Assembly. He is expert in the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science, Latvian Council of Science, EU FRAMEWORK 6-7 and HORIZON 2020 programs.
Prof., Ph.D. Eng. Andrei Dumitrescu graduated from the Technological Equipment Faculty of the Petroleum and Gas Institute of Ploiesti (presently PGUP) in 1989 with Merit Diploma (top position in the class). He defended the Ph.D thesis in Technical Sciences (Oilfield Equipment) in 1998 at the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti (PGUP). He is the main/only author of 3 textbooks and co-author of other 6 textbooks and of more than 55 scientific publications in the field of petroleum equipment (mainly oilfield tubulars and transmission pipelines), materials technologies and production systems engineering. He had an experience abroad (in Italy) as R&D Sealines Engineer for Snamprogetti, S.p.A. an
d Senior Sealines Engineer for Saipem, S.p.A. He is leader/contractor in several national projects and for one European project (FRAMEWORK 7: INNOPIPES). He is a member of the Professor's Council of the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Faculty, of the PGUP Senate, and of the PGUP Senate Bureau. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti Bulletin, Technical Series, and expert of the Technical Committee 89 (Industrial valves) of ASRO (Romanian Standards Association). He is a member of the European Structural Integrity Society, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Treasurer of the Romanian Association of Fracture Mechanics.
Dr Sc Ivan A. Parinov received his MSc degree in Mechanics from Rostov State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics in 1978 (Rostov-on-Don, Russia), his PhD in Physics and Mathematics from Rostov State University in 1990, and his Dr Sc from the South-Russian State Technical University i
n 2008. He is a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering (2014). He has worked at the I.I. Vorovich Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Sciences Institute of the Southern Federal University (former Rostov State University) since 1978, where he is now the Chief Research Fellow.
From 1993 to 2016 he was the Head of the Research Grants and Programs from Soros Foundation, Collaboration for Basic Science and Education (COBASE, USA), Russian Foundation for Basic Research (13 grants), and Russian Ministry for Science and Education (7 grants and scientific proposals).
He has published more than 280 scientific-technical publications, including 21 monographs (in particular, 4 books published with Springer and 11 books with Nova Science Publishers). He holds 11 Russian patents.
Dr Parinov has been a reviewer for the Zentralblatt für Mathematik (Germany) and Mathematical Reviews (USA) since 1994 (ca. 450 reviews), as well as the journal SOP Tra
nsactions on Theoretical Physics (Scientific Online Publishing) since 2013. Further, he is an Active Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, American Mathematical Society, European Mathematical Society, and Indian Structural Integrity Society, and holds the title "Honorary Member of the All-Russian Society of Inventors and Rationalizers".
His research interests include R&D of novel materials and composites (in particular, high-temperature superconductors and ferro-piezoelectrics), fracture mechanics and strength physics, acoustic emissions, optics, mathematical modeling, and various applications of advanced materials and composites.
Introduction.- Non-Destructive Testing of Transmission Pipelines.- Volumetric Surface Defects in Transmission Pipelines.- Materials Used for the Composite Repair Systems of Transmission Pipelines.- Technologies Used for the Composite Repair Systems of Transmission Pipelines.- Simulation of Advanced Composite Repair Systems of Transmission Pipelines.- Testing of Advanced Composite Repair Systems of Transmission Pipelines.- Conclusions.