WAVE FORCES ON SUBMERGED PIPELINES - A REVIEW WITH DESIGN AIDS

The literature on the subject of wave forces on pipelines is reviewed. Interim design procedures, which include force equations incorporating inertia, drag and lift components, are presented. Also presented are design aids for determining appropriate values of force coefficients. Three classes of pipeline problems are addressed: (1) pipelines remote from the seafloor, (2) pipelines in contact with the seafloor, and (3) pipelines near enough to the seafloor to be influenced by the boundary effects. It is recommended that these design procedures and aids be used until more data are available. Recommendations for future tests are also made. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Point Mugu
    Port Hueneme, CA  USA  93041
  • Authors:
    • Davis, D A
    • Ciani, J B
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEL-TR-844 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM