Seismic Dynamics of Pipeline Buried in Dense Seabed Foundation
AbstractSubmarine pipeline is a type of important infrastructure in petroleum industry used for transporting crude oil or natural gas. However, submarine pipelines constructed in high seismic intensity zones are vulnerable of attacks from seismic waves. It is important and meaningful in engineering design to comprehensively understand the seismic wave-induced dynamics characteristics of submarine pipelines. In this study, taking the coupled numerical model FSSI-CAS 2D as the tool, the seismic dynamics of a submarine steel pipeline buried in dense soil is investigated. Computational results indicate that submarine pipeline buried in dense seabed soil strongly responds to seismic wave. The peak acceleration could be double of that of input seismic wave. There is no residual pore pressure in the dense seabed. Significant resonance of the pipeline is observed in horizontal direction. Comparative study shows that the lateral boundary condition which can avoid wave reflection on it, such as laminar boundary and absorbing boundary should be used for seabed foundation domain in computation. Finally, it is proven that the coupled numerical model FSSI-CAS 2D is applicable to evaluate the seismic dynamics of submarine pipeline. View Full-Text
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Zhang, Y.; Ye, J.; He, K.; Chen, S. Seismic Dynamics of Pipeline Buried in Dense Seabed Foundation. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7, 190.
Zhang Y, Ye J, He K, Chen S. Seismic Dynamics of Pipeline Buried in Dense Seabed Foundation. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2019; 7(6):190.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Yan; Ye, Jianhong; He, Kunpeng; Chen, Songgui. 2019. "Seismic Dynamics of Pipeline Buried in Dense Seabed Foundation." J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 7, no. 6: 190.
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