Date of Award

2009

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Ghrib, F. (Civil Engineering)

Keywords

Civil Engineering, General.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The recent developments of analytical and experimental tests for underground pipelines rehabilitation are presented. The finite element simulation results appear to give reasonable estimates for encased liner buckling pressure tests. This work shows that further analytical, field, and/or laboratory studies and finite element analyses are required. This work also describes the numerical modeling of the axial compression and bending behaviours of segmented pipe joints using the finite element method. The results of published full-scale tests by others (Bouabid, 1993 and Singhal, 1984) of unrestrained joints for typical rigid pipes were used to validate and calibrate the finite element models. The research develops a tool to use numerical simulation results of joint behaviour for seismic analysis of buried segmented pipeline networks subjected to axial and transverse permanent ground deformations. These numerical simulation models are verified using the available analytical and numerical models for longitudinal permanent ground deformation (Selventhiran, 2002) and transverse permanent ground deformation (Liu and OÆRourke, 1997). Further, the current study develops a tool to use numerical simulation results of joint behaviour for seismic analysis of buried segmented pipeline networks including axial and transverse permanent ground deformation investigations. Failure analysis of the segmented pipeline is achieved in order to determine the potential of the pipeline joints for damage and failure under seismic effects. Finally, this work also explores the numerical modeling of delamination of rehabilitated segmented buried pipelines using a cured-in-place technique. It is found that the encased liner is debonded or delaminated at the joint region resulting in a decrease in the rigidity of the joint when the axial and flexural loads are increased. A parametric study is carried out to investigate the influence of the most important factors.

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