The Effect of Compaction on Buried Flexible Pipes

by N. F. Zorn, Delft Geotechnics, Netherlands,
P. van den Berg, Delft Geotechnics, Netherlands,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Design and Installation


This contribution presents an analysis of the installation of flexible pipes in granular soil. The deformation of the pipe cross section is measured in field and laboratory tests. It is shown that the effect of soil compaction forms a major load on the flexible structure. The behaviour of the coupled system is simulated with numerical, finite element method, calculations.

Subject Headings: Buried pipes | Finite element method | Flexible pipes | Soil analysis | Granular soils | Numerical models | Compacted soils | Field tests

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