Assessment of Axial Pullout Force for Buried Medium-Density Polyethylene Pipelines

Published on May 1, 2021in Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice1.5
· DOI :10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000531
Abu Hena Muntakim2
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Ashutosh Sutra Dhar9
Estimated H-index: 9
(MUN: Memorial University of Newfoundland)
AbstractThe maximum axial force on a pipeline subjected to axial ground movement is commonly calculated using a design equation developed without proper consideration of soil-pipe interaction. The ...
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