Analysis of Soil Arching in Pipeline Installation Subjected to Uplift

Yuri D. Costa, Lucas S. Moraes, Carina L. Costa
2017 Proceedings of the 2nd World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering   unpublished
The vast extension of a buried pipeline can lead to many specific situations involving longitudinal interactions with the surrounding soil, such as landslides, expansive soils, sinkholes, collapsible soils, just to name a few. In this study, three-dimensional numerical simulations were carried out to evaluate the mechanical behavior of a buried pipe undergoing a localized elevation. Parametric analyses were performed considering soil relative density, pipe-soil relative stiffness and vertical
more » ... rcharge loading. The results of the parametric study are relevant to the design of buried pipes under the action of uplift forces.
doi:10.11159/icgre17.173 fatcat:chbedp3df5ccbiwqhxbd6zu4la