Stability of Vertically Bent Pipelines Buried in Sand

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Sahel N. Abduljauwad, Hamdan N. Al-Ghamedy, Junaid A. Siddiqui, Ibrahim M. Asi, Naser A. Al-Shayea

Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 126(3), 382-390 (Aug 18, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1767858 History: Received May 10, 2002; Revised February 16, 2004; Online August 18, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Typical vertical buried pipe bend: (a) Perspective sectional view, (b) side view showing key parameters
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Soil reaction against movement of buried vertical bend
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Location of mesh boundaries: (a) limits for pipe under gravity loading; and (b) limits for pipe moving under uplift forces
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Two-dimensional mesh made to extrude a three-dimensional vertical bend mesh
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Buried pipe vertical bend mesh (three-dimensional): (a) perspective view; (b) plan; and (c) side view
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Effect of pipe diameter




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