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Interaction forces between pipelines and submarine slides - A geotechnical viewpoint

Interaction forces between pipelines and submarine slides - A geotechnical viewpoint
Interaction forces between pipelines and submarine slides - A geotechnical viewpoint

Assessment of interaction forces between deep water pipelines and potential submarine slides, debris flows and turbidity currents is an important aspect of geohazard studies. Historically, interaction forces have tended to be expressed in terms of drag factors, within a traditional fluid mechanics framework, with the drag factors depending strongly on an equivalent Reynolds number for the non-Newtonian debris material. Here, we have followed a more geotechnical approach, allowing the interaction forces to be expressed in terms of a strain-rate dependent shear strength of the debris material, and with the inclusion of a drag term (with fixed drag coefficient) for high velocity, low strength, combinations. This superposition approach treats separately the interaction forces that arise from the strain-rate dependent strength and the inertia of the debris, rather than combining them into a single drag force. A failure envelope is proposed, allowing axial and normal interaction forces to be estimated for any angle of attack of the debris flow.

Analysis, Debris flow, Offshore engineering, Pipelines, Submarine slides
0029-8018
32-37
Randolph, Mark F.
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White, David J.
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Randolph, Mark F.
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White, David J.
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Randolph, Mark F. and White, David J. (2012) Interaction forces between pipelines and submarine slides - A geotechnical viewpoint. Ocean Engineering, 48, 32-37. (doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2012.03.014).

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Abstract

Assessment of interaction forces between deep water pipelines and potential submarine slides, debris flows and turbidity currents is an important aspect of geohazard studies. Historically, interaction forces have tended to be expressed in terms of drag factors, within a traditional fluid mechanics framework, with the drag factors depending strongly on an equivalent Reynolds number for the non-Newtonian debris material. Here, we have followed a more geotechnical approach, allowing the interaction forces to be expressed in terms of a strain-rate dependent shear strength of the debris material, and with the inclusion of a drag term (with fixed drag coefficient) for high velocity, low strength, combinations. This superposition approach treats separately the interaction forces that arise from the strain-rate dependent strength and the inertia of the debris, rather than combining them into a single drag force. A failure envelope is proposed, allowing axial and normal interaction forces to be estimated for any angle of attack of the debris flow.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 March 2012
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 April 2012
Published date: July 2012
Keywords: Analysis, Debris flow, Offshore engineering, Pipelines, Submarine slides

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Local EPrints ID: 419908
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/419908
ISSN: 0029-8018
PURE UUID: 18d34263-2bfe-41ca-b20c-b75446aa55e8
ORCID for David J. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2968-582X

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Date deposited: 23 Apr 2018 16:30
Last modified: 17 Jul 2019 00:25

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