Pipelines subjected to ground-induced deformations
Being members of the EU funded GIPIPE research project, we were introduced to the performance of steel pipelines subjected to dip-slip faulting and landslide-induced actions. Using advanced experimental techniques and high-performance numerical simulations we designed and executed 1-g experiments at the fault-rupture box of the NTUA laboratory and we developed and validated a state-of the-art numerical methodology to analyse in detail the highly non-linear mechanics of soil-pipeline interaction.
Client: European fund for coal and steel
Pipeline subjected to deep soil slide: simulation of buckled segment
Tsatsis A., Gelagoti F., Gazetas G., (2016) “Buried pipeline subjected to normal fault offsets: the key role of soil dilatancy in pipeline design” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure, Chania, Greece, June 2016.
Tsatsis A., Anastasopoulos I., Gazetas G., (2015) “Buried pipelines subjected to normal fault: simulation vs experiment” Proceedings, XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, UK.
Tsatsis A., Kourkoulis R., Gazetas G., (2015) “Buried pipelines subjected to ground deformation caused by landslide triggering’ Proceedings, Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics 2015, Crete Island, Greece.