Large Diameter Pipe under Combined Loading

by Jack G. Bouwkamp, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,
R. M. Stephen, Sr. Development Engr.; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,


Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 3, Pg. 521-536


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The writers consider the planning and performance of a full-scale test program on 30 ft. long, 4 ft. diam pipe sections. The combined loadings applied in these tests simulate the force and displacements anticipated to be introduced in the underground portion of the trans-Alaska pipeline under service conditions. Experimental results are presented, and a comparison with theoretical data are included.

Subject Headings: Pipelines | Load tests | Load factors | Full-scale tests | Service loads | Displacement (mechanics) | Comparative studies

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