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Structural Mechanics of Buried Pipes

1st Edition

By Reynold King Watkins, Loren Runar Anderson

CRC Press

444 pages

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Buried pipes are a highly efficient method of transport. In fact, only open channels are less costly to construct. However, the structural mechanics of buried pipes can be complicated, and imprecisions in the properties of the soil envelope are usually too great to justify lengthy, complicated analyses. Designers and engineers need principles and methods that simplify analysis and maximize their knowledge of the pipe's performance and performance limits.

Structural Mechanics of Buried Pipes minimizes complicated theories, breaks through the imprecisions in the properties of soil, and presents principles that simplify analysis and lead to designs of higher performance and safety.

With knowledge built on experience, experimentation, and sound principles, the authors guide readers through the design and analysis processes. They use examples based on actual buried structures and analyze a variety of pipe-soil interaction problems.

Sound principles, plentiful examples, and a straightforward presentation provide an outstanding framework for hands-on application and an ideal self-study guide.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Ring Design

Ring Deformations

Soil Mechanics

Pipe Mechanics

Ring Stresses

Ring Deflection

Ring Stiffness

Non-Circular Cross Sections

Ring Stability

Encased Flexible Pipes

Rigid Pipes

Minimum Soil Cover

Longitudinal Mechanics

Thrust Restraints


Parallel Pipes and Trenches

Special Sections

Stress Analysis

Plastic Pipes

External Hydrostatistics

Buried Tanks and Silos

Leaks in Buried Pipes and Tanks

Long-Span Structures

Economics of Buried Tanks

Non-Circular Linings and Coatings


Analysis of Buried Structures by the Finite Element Method

Economics of Buried Pipes and Tanks


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General