Project #4587

Investigation of Buried Large-Diameter Steel Pipes with Controlled Low-Strength Material

$212,100
In Progress
Principle Investigator
Ali
Abolmaali
Research Manager
Dr. Jian Zhang
Contractor
University of Texas at Arlington
Pipes
Asset Management

Abstract

This purpose of this project was to enhance the current standard pipeline design specification for steel pipes. The existing design criteria for large-diameter steel pipes are dated and based on classical elastic equations. The computer modeling capabilities are much improved, allowing for superior designs. Tailored collaboration partner: Tarrant Regional Water District. Published in 2019.