NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS FOR DETERMINING WAVE INDUCED PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS AROUND BURIED PIPELINES

Numerical models using both the finite difference and finite element technique are developed to simulate the interaction of a two-dimensional pipe-soil-wave system. The wave- induced pressure distribution in the soil region without an embedded pipe is first studied and solutions validated by comparing with existing analytical and experimental results. Numerical models are then used to solve the dynamic pressure distribution around buried pipes. Results are obtained for both a square pipe and a circular pipe and comparisons are made for different cases of input wave and soil parameters.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Sea Grant Program, Center for Marine Resources
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Authors:
    • Lai, N W
    • Dominguez, R F
    • Dunlap, W A
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAMU-SG-75-205
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM