Experimental testing of the performance of pipeline ploughs

Keith Lauder, Fraser Bransby, Michael Brown, David Cathie, Neil Morgan, Jim Pyrah, Julian Steward

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    Abstract

    The influence of relative density and trenching depth on the pitch a pipeline plough travels at have been investigated by means of 1/50(th) scale model plough testing. Tests were performed in dry sand at two relative densities with the model plough set up to form trenches of various depths. The relationships between plough pitch and depth are presented and compared between the two sand densities. The results show that relative density and depth can have a significant effect on plough pitch with possible repercussions for plough stability and trenching depth.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings Of The Eighteenth (2008) International Offshore And Polar Engineering Conference, Vol 2
    EditorsE Fontaine, K Uchida, JS Chung, H Moshagen
    Place of PublicationCupertino
    PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
    Pages212-217
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)*****************
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event18th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 6 Jul 200811 Jul 2008

    Conference

    Conference18th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
    Abbreviated titleISOPE 2008
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period6/07/0811/07/08

    Keywords

    • Plough
    • pitch
    • pipeline
    • trenching
    • PLOUGH

    Research Output

    • 11 Citations
    • 1 Conference contribution

    Scaling effects in the 1 g modelling of offshore pipeline ploughs

    Lauder, K. L. & Brown, M. J., 2014, ICPMG2014 - Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014 . Gaudin, C. & White, D. (eds.). CRC Press, Vol. 1. p. 377-383 7 p.

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  • Cite this

    Lauder, K., Bransby, F., Brown, M., Cathie, D., Morgan, N., Pyrah, J., & Steward, J. (2008). Experimental testing of the performance of pipeline ploughs. In E. Fontaine, K. Uchida, JS. Chung, & H. Moshagen (Eds.), Proceedings Of The Eighteenth (2008) International Offshore And Polar Engineering Conference, Vol 2 (pp. 212-217). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers. http://www.isope.org/publications/proceedings/ISOPE/ISOPE%202008/papers/I08TPC-174Laud.pdf