Large deformation analysis of buried pipeline

Ren Zuo Wang, Shih Hung Chen, Chao Hsun Huang, Bing Chang Lin, Chung Yue Wang

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In this paper, a set of the procedures of the numerical simulation for the buried pipeline is proposed. These numerical procedures are used to compute the large deformations of the buried pipeline through the fault. In order to simulate the fault slip, displacement control is adopted. The geometric and material nonlinearity of buried pipe are considered. The beam elements are used to calculate the buckling deformation of the pipe. The ASCE (1984) soil spring models (SSM) are used to model the interaction of deformation of the soil and the buried pipe. In order to confirm rationality of numerical results using SSM, comparison between experiment result in Cornell University (CU) [5], Trautmann and O'Rourke experiment results [7] and SSM numerical results are studied. Two examples demonstrate the accuracy of the proposed procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Industrial and Civil Engineering II
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783037858578
StatePublished - 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering, ICCAHE 2013 - Zhuhai, China
Duration: 27 Jul 201328 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Conference2nd International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering, ICCAHE 2013


  • Buckling deformation
  • Buried pipe
  • Soil Spring


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