Measured Performance and Numerical Analysis of Buried Pipe

by Yoshiyuki Mohri, Natl Research Inst of Agriculture, Japan,
Yujiro Tsurumaru, Natl Research Inst of Agriculture, Japan,
Isamu Asano, Natl Research Inst of Agriculture, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Design and Installation

Abstract: This study shows that the behavior of a soil pipe system can be assessed by a nonlinear elasto-plastic finite element analysis. The results of numerical calculations are compared to the measured behavior of a large scale flexible pipe in a field test. The behavior of buried pipe along a pipeline vary considerably and a deflection of about less than 1.0% measured. The analytical results agree qualitatively with the field investigations and give promise of the support of the current design procedure.

Subject Headings: Pipelines | Finite element method | Soil analysis | Field tests | Buried pipes | Nonlinear finite element analysis | Elastoplasticity

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