WIT Press


Soil-structure Interaction Of Buried Pipes Under Cyclic Loading Conditions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU000111

Volume

48

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,104 kb

Author(s)

S.M.M.M. Hosseini & S.N.M. Tafreshi

Abstract

The safety of lifelines, as the most important urban facilities, under different conditions highly depends on the safe design and performance of these buried structures. This cannot be achieved unless their actual behaviors are well realized and considered at the designing stage. To study the behavior of buried pipes under different loading conditions, a new physical model was developed in Amirkabir University of Technology. The model is capable of simulating and monitoring flexible pipes under different conditions. The depth and the position of the buried pipes as well as the type and density of the surrounding soil can be changed and controlled. The cyclic loads with different amplitudes, and cycles as well as the monotonic loads can be generated and applied on the soil s

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