LOADING ON PIPELINES DUE TO EXTREME HYDRODYNAMIC CONDITIONS
AbstractProper design of pipelines used for oil, gas, water and wastewater transmission is of great importance. This is even more critical when pipelines are located in nearshore, coastal areas that are exposed to extreme hydrodynamic events, such as tsunami and storm surges. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)), in its ASCE7 Chapter 6: Tsunami Loads and Effects, the new standard for tsunami impacts and loading stresses the necessity to study tsunami loads on pipelines. Understanding the hydrodynamic forces acting on the pipelines is vital in ensuring their safe operation and avoiding potential damage to the environment. To address these issues, the following study is the first of its kind to investigate loading on pipelines due to tsunami-like bores.
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