Responses of Submerged, Inclined Pipelines Conveying Mass

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J. F. Wilson

Department of Civil Engineering, Duke University, Durham, N. C.

S. B. Biggers

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

J. Eng. Ind 96(4), 1141-1146 (Nov 01, 1974) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438488 History: Received August 01, 1973; Online July 15, 2010


The inclined pipeline is modeled as a Bernoulli-Euler beam with an initial static deflection due to self-weight, end loads, and external drag forces. Pipeline stability and transient responses are determined for a constant flow rate suddenly imposed on the contained fluid mass. Effects of the following dimensionless system parameters are studied: ratio of pipe mass to contained mass; ratio of flow frequency to a reference pipeline frequency; axial loads including line pressure, self-weight and added weight; external drag and linear, viscous damping. Results can be used in the design of oil-conveying pipelines and of dredge pipes used to convey mineral deposits to ships from the ocean floor.

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