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
Non-Circular Cross Sections
Encased Flexible Pipes
Minimum Soil Cover
Parallel Pipes and Trenches
Buried Tanks and Silos
Leaks in Buried Pipes and Tanks
Economics of Buried Tanks
Non-Circular Linings and Coatings
Analysis of Buried Structures by the Finite Element Method
Economics of Buried Pipes and Tanks