Uplift pipe-soil interaction under inclined ground surface

It is crucial to understand soil-pipeline interaction to be able to design buried pipes against Geohazards. Soil-pipe interaction in the level ground is well established, and the current design practice is based on the assumption that a pipe is installed on a flat ground surface. In reality, however, pipelines often cross natural slopes and sometimes riverbanks. The design of pipes embedded in slopes is different in the way that the inclination of the ground surface has found to affect the soil load significantly. This research aims to characterize the vertical soil load on pipe in a landslide in a dimensionless format convenient for design.

Mohammad Katebi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Pooneh Maghoul
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