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Experimental and numerical modelling of buried pipelines crossing reverse faults

Demirci, Hasan Emre, Bhattacharya, Suby, Karamitros, Dimitrios and Alexander, Nicholas (2018) Experimental and numerical modelling of buried pipelines crossing reverse faults Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 114. pp. 198-214.

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Fault rupture is one of the main hazards for continuous buried pipelines and the problem is often investigated experimentally and numerically. While experimental data exists for pipeline crossing strike-slip and normal fault, limited experimental work is available for pipeline crossing reverse faults. This paper presents results from a series of tests investigating the behaviour of continuous buried pipeline subjected to reverse fault motion. A new experimental setup for physical modelling of pipeline crossing reverse fault is developed and described. Scaling laws and non-dimensional groups are derived and subsequently used to analyse the test results. Three-dimensional Finite Element (3D FE) analysis is also carried out using ABAQUS to investigate the pipeline response to reverse faults and to simulate the experiments. Finally, practical implications of the study are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
Demirci, Hasan
Karamitros, Dimitrios
Alexander, Nicholas
Date : 27 July 2018
DOI : 10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.06.013
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : 1-g scale models; Buried pipeline; Reverse faulting; Permanent ground deformation; Earthquake
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 15 Aug 2018 10:40
Last Modified : 18 Jun 2019 08:53

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