This paper discusses some extreme environmental factors acting on submarine pipelines. A brief discussion of the theoretical considerations for such factors as scour and hydrodyanmic forces or forces experienced during the laying operation on both buried and unburied pipelines is presented. Also, a review of the literature concerned with theory, laboratory studies, and field experience with regard to the submarine pipeline problem is provided. Certain aspects of design, including route selection, laying methods, pipeline burial, and pipe risers, are examined. Translations of foreign literature, abstracts, and an annotated bibliography of selected sources pertaining to theoretical and experimental studies and steps being taken to minimize failures and installation costs are compiled for readily available reference. This literature survey includes a comprehensive list of recommendations for further research as prepared in a report by the Committee on Research, Pipeline Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Coastal and Ocean Engineering Division
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Authors:
    • Ralston, D O
    • Herbich, J B
  • Publication Date: 1968-3

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 101-COE
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1974 12:00AM