Development of a full-scale testing facility in Kazakhstan for interaction behavior between buried pipe and soil

Nguyen Hop Minh, Jong Kim, Dichuan Zhang, Sudheesh Thiyya Kkandi, Prashant Jamwal, Match Wai Lun Ko, Serik Khairaliyev

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Abstract

Pipelines can be considered as the blood vessels of the economy especially in a country with a large territory and an energy-focused economy like Kazakhstan. Pipeline failure can cause economic and environmental disasters as have happened in this country. A full-scale testing facility was developed at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan to conduct full-scale testing of the interaction between large and heavy buried pipe and its surrounding soils. The testing rig was fully instrumented with customized state-of-the-art sensors to measure forces, pressures and pipe, soil displacements including measurement of the top soil surface movements with photogrammetric techniques. Realistic monotonic and cyclic loading paths were tested in consultation with industrial collaborators; initial testing results showed that the facility can be successfully used to discover new mechanisms of buried pipe-soil interaction behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2017-2020
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Sep 17 2017Sep 22 2017

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period9/17/179/22/17

Keywords

  • Buried pipe-soil interaction
  • Full-scale testing
  • Physical modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Minh, N. H., Kim, J., Zhang, D., Kkandi, S. T., Jamwal, P., Ko, M. W. L., & Khairaliyev, S. (2017). Development of a full-scale testing facility in Kazakhstan for interaction behavior between buried pipe and soil. 2017-2020. Paper presented at 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.