Based on the Winkler method, a pipe can be treated as a beam, and pipe-soil interactions can be represented by soil springs in the axial, horizontal and vertical directions. Pipe deflection and resultant forces are correlated by coefficient K in the equation F=Kδ, where F is the resultant force and δ is the pipe displacement. This paper studies pipe-soil interaction for pipelines buried in clay and sand subjected to displacements in oblique directions. The objective is to measure the effect of soil parameters on coefficient K as well as the maximum soil resistance. Pipe-soil behavior has been studied using the finite element software ABAQUS/CAE. There are 48 models in total with varying soil parameters, pipe burial depth and pipe-soil interaction friction for the investigation of the effect of each variable on pipe-soil behavior. In addition, the finite element results have been compared to the analytical results from American Lifelines Alliance guideline (ALA, 2001) and proposed failure envelopes in previous studies.
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Numerical Modeling of Pipe-Soil Interaction Under Transverse Direction
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Farhadi, B, & Wong, RCK. "Numerical Modeling of Pipe-Soil Interaction Under Transverse Direction." Proceedings of the 2014 10th International Pipeline Conference. Volume 1: Design and Construction; Environment; Pipeline Automation and Measurement. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. September 29–October 3, 2014. V001T03A021. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IPC2014-33364
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