Simulating Pipe Jacking Behaviour

This paper describes a simulation of pipejacking to determine the loads exerted on pipes and pipe joints, along with resultant bed stresses, all on a 1:1 scale. The simulator enables more complete planning of a pipejacking project, including optimizing pipe joints and on-site instrumentation and support. Route planning is well supported by the simulation, so that stresses caused by deviations in elevation or curves can be analyzed and anticipated before the pipejacking starts. The simulation can also be used on-site during a pipejacking. Included are diagrams of the test rig used to validate the simulation, along with drawings of route alignment and jacking-related pipe damage.

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  • Authors:
    • Bosseler, Bert
    • Liebscher, Martin
    • Redmann, Andreas
  • Publication Date: 2007-7


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01056066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2007 3:11PM