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Work package 3.1 – Case study on a real pipeline system in Qatar
- Demonstrate the efficacy of the validated models developed though their application to a real on-shore or offshore pipeline system in Qatar as a case study
- The pipeline system will ideally incorporate intermediate compressor stations and feeds to envelop realistic situations
- The source term produced for the simulated failure scenarios will be the experimentally validated pipeline transient outflow data generated using the heterogeneous flow model developed under WP 1.2
- The finite element fluid/structure interaction model developed in WP 1.4 will be applied to the test case pipeline to evaluate its vulnerability to brittle fracture.