Development of a Limit States Standard for Onshore Pipelines

There are two primary objectives for this project: (1) Develop a Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) checks for the basic group of limit states associated with internal pressure, thermal expansion and equipment impact. This will involve the definition of appropriate reliability targets, selection of a number of test cases and calibration of the required design checks. (2) Develop a plan to address geotechnical loads in a subsequent project phase. This will involve investigation of available models, and data from project participants.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $105000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Smith, Robert

  • Performing Organizations:

    C-FER Technologies

    200 Karl Clark Road
    Edmonton, Alberta  Canada  T6N 1H2
  • Principal Investigators:

    Nassim, Maher

  • Start Date: 20100401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31175

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492475
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-10-P-000020
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2013 1:00AM