Validation of design optimization approach for polymer composite piping

Milan Harnischfeger, Markus Schatz, Horst Baier, Pierre Mertiny

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Excellent corrosion resistance and high specific properties make fiber-reinforced polymer composite piping an attractive choice for various industries. In previous research an optimization approach was developed in order to provide design guidance with respect to the composite piping fiber architecture and material system. The objective was to meet design specifications while maximizing performance and minimizing material usage. The research described in the present contribution seeks to validate this design optimization approach. Glass-fiber reinforced epoxy pipe samples were filament-wound in a conventional single-angle and an optimized multi-angle layup and tested applying monotonic internal pressurization. The experimental findings were used to discuss the preceding design optimization approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials and Fabrication
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850428
StatePublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2016 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 17 Jul 201621 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
ISSN (Print)0277-027X


ConferenceASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2016


  • Composite piping
  • Fiber-reinforced polymer composites
  • Filament winding
  • Multi-angle layup
  • Pressure testing


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