Soil Mechanics for Pipeline Stress Analysis

Written from the perspective of geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics, this textbook informs and assists mechanical engineers and other design professionals involved in stress analyses of buried pipelines and pipeline design, in general. The textbook explains soil mechanics topics important to pipeline design and soil-pipeline interaction in a clear way so the pipeline designers and stress analysts can engage geotechnical engineers in a meaningful and informed way.

Topics include the formation of soils and soil classification, differences between drained (effective) strength and undrained (total) strength and when to use these different strengths, and the derivation of soil-pipe interaction soil spring constants. A wide range of soil-pipe interaction issues, such as trench geometry, backfill properties, lateral spreading and landslide impacts, effects of the rate of soil loading, mitigation strategies, and more are discussed.

This text will be a valuable reference for all involved in pipeline design and pipeline stress analysis.

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Sample pages from the text book are provided below.