Modelling of Pipeline and Cable Flotation conditions

Tommaso Bizzotto, Michael Brown, Andrew Brennan, Toby Powell, Howard W. Chandler

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Abstract

This paper aims to give a new perspective on physical modelling investigation of pipeline/cable flotation in post-jetted fine grained soils. The effect of bed preparation on soil resistance was assessed by performing pipeline pull-out tests in clays at various moisture contents. Two bed preparation methods were compared. The penetration of the pipe/cable through the fluidised soil, drags water lenses into the clay and leaves the soil in a disturbed state that persists and affect the mobilization distance of the pull-out tests. The mobiliza-tion of resistance is found to be dependent on the simulation of pipeline/cable installation process and em-bedment ratio (H/D).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOffshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics: Smarter Solutions for Future Offshore Developments
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference, held 12–14 September 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society, London
PublisherSociety for Underwater Technology
Pages865-871
Volume1-2
ISBN (Print)9780906940570 (hbk) Volume 1, 9780906940587 (hbk) Volume 2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2017
Event8th Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics International Conference: ‘Smarter Solutions for Future Offshore Developments’ - Royal Geographical Society, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017
http://www.sutconnects.com/ (Link to conference website)

Conference

Conference8th Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics International Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period12/09/1714/09/17
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Keywords

  • Pipeline
  • Flotation
  • Specific gravity

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Bizzotto, T., Brown, M., Brennan, A., Powell, T., & Chandler, H. W. (2017). Modelling of Pipeline and Cable Flotation conditions. In Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics: Smarter Solutions for Future Offshore Developments: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference, held 12–14 September 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society, London (Vol. 1-2, pp. 865-871). Society for Underwater Technology.