Definition of Geotechnical and Operational Load Effects on Pipeline Anomalies

The objective of this project is to use the previously validated pipe soil interaction model to develop an engineering tool to define the effects of operational and geotechnical loads on liquid and gas pipeline systems to support decision making regarding threat severity or repair scheduling. This tool would be incorporated in strain based design and assessment to facilitate the consideration of complex loading scenarios inducing significant flexural loads, including pipeline subsidence or lowering, and ground movements inducing lateral pipeline movements. The results of this project will define the local nominal strain state that can be used to assess localized anomalies / defects (e.g. corrosion, cracks, dents, weld faults, gouges, etc.).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $147000
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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:

    Halliday, Julie

  • Performing Organizations:

    BMT Fleet Technology Limited

  • Principal Investigators:

    Dinovitzer, Aaron

  • Start Date: 20140201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01577977
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-14-H-00008
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2015 4:29PM