Soil settlement and pipeline displacement - Printable Version +- PLE forum (http://www.ple4win.nl/forum) +-- Forum: Pipeline strength and stability analysis (http://www.ple4win.nl/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=3) +--- Forum: General Technical Matters (http://www.ple4win.nl/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=24) +--- Thread: Soil settlement and pipeline displacement (/showthread.php?tid=209) Soil settlement and pipeline displacement - peipei - 10-02-2012 Dear Mr./Mrs. I am now calculating the maximum settlement value for specific pipes. The assumption is simple, a straight pipe with infinite open model boundary, in the middle of the pipe, there is a double shape settlement loading. The aim is to find the maximum tolerant value. [attachment=217] Background According to paragraph 4.5 in the “theoretical manual” published in 1989 march, version 3.02, the resulting soil reaction will be where - K represents the soil stiffness - ∆S is the movement of the soil, input SUBZMAX in function 4.2 - ∆P is the distance with which the pipeline move together with the soil movement, output U-Z in function 5 And there will be two cases, - the pipe follows the soil settlement completely, ∆P=∆S, then U-Z=SUBZMAX - the pipe is rigid, ∆P<∆S, then U-Z∆S? - If the input length follows NEN-3650, in this case, would be 20 m. Then the maximum settlement is larger than case 1 and case 2, which will show the similar shape as the length is 24 m. How could you determine an optimum length for specific pipe? RE: Soil settlement and pipeline displacement - ir. M. Lammers - 16-02-2012 (10-02-2012, 01:22 PM)peipei Wrote: Questions - In the third case with a 24 m length, why the U-Z could be larger than the SUBZMAX? The pipe could either completely follow the soil or rigid enough move less than de soil. What is the physical meaning if ∆P>∆S? Regarding your first question: You should draw the applied settlement loads (SETLZ*F). These loads can be found in Function 5 (pipeline behaviour) under additional output tables: S-LOAD or 'Applied settlement loads'.