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PhD Student publishes in Pressure Vessels and Piping Journal

Sat, 30 January, 2021

NSIRC and University of Bristol PhD Student Konstantinos Kouzoumis has recently published a paper in the International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping.

The paper was co-authored by Konstantinos' academic supervisor Professor Mahmoud Mostafavi and industrial supervisors TWI Technology Fellow Professor Isabel Hadley.

Read the paper on Science Direct

The paper describes the validation of the fracture clauses of BS 7910 against the results of hundreds of large-scale laboratory tests, mainly in the form of plates and pipes.

The work will form part of the PhD submission for Konstantinos, but has also informed some changes in the most recent revision of BS 7910 (last updated in late 2019).

Commenting on the research work, Konstantinos Kouzoumis said, "I am thrilled about my work on experimental validation of the British fitness for service standard and the improvements this exercise helped us achieve. It has been a privilege to have received the invaluable help of Isabel Hadley and Mahmoud Mostafavi throughout this project."

TWI Technology Fellow Isabel Hadley said, "Kostas' work has already influenced the latest revision of BS 7910, the UK standard for flaw assessment. It forms an important part of the evidence base, demonstrating that the standard can be safely applied to a wide range of structures and types of materials."

Read about Kostas' PhD research via his NSIRC 2019 Annual Conference Extended Abstract:

Konstantinos Kouzoumis NSIRC 2019 Annual Conference Abstract - Copyright © TWI Ltd - pdf - 360kb

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