A Comparative Study of Lateral Pipe Bending Moment with Fixed Supporting Condition for Different Soil Types in India


Prashant Mukherjee1*, Ritu Raj Nath2, N. U. Khan3, Prasad B.B.4

1 Researcher Scholar, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India 2Assistant Professor, Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology, Gr. Noida, UP, India
3 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
4 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, AKGIT, Ghaziabad, UP, India



The performance of buried continuous pipe lines during an earthquake has been a major concern as these structures are classified into the lifeline category. However, in India, the current state of seismic design is still at its early stage and there is no standard procedure / guidelines available for it. The present study tries to evaluate the variation of maximum pipe bending moments with its diameter for different soil types in India. The study is extended to all four seismic zones as specified by IS 1893 (Part I): 2002. For all analysis, fixed supporting condition is assumed. It is observed that maximum pipe bending moments and corresponding strains are generated in medium (Type-II) soil.

Keywords: Continuous pipe line system, characteristic pipe line parameters, peak ground velocity, maximum pipe bending moment, soil types.

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