The paper discusses the simplified and refined analysis methods for buried pipes subjected to a strong earthquake. Effects of soil-structure interaction, pipe embedment, soil layering, material nonlinearity, and ground water table fluctuation are evaluated. A number of real pipe examples are investigated and the results obtained from various analysis methods are compared. Suggestions for modification of the design formulas are made.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modeling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications