The characteristics of a model pipeline plough

M. J. Brown, F. Simon-Soberon, M. F. Bransby

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    Abstract

    The performance of full scale seabed pipeline ploughs has been investigated through a series of 1/50th scale laboratory model plough tests. The tests have been undertaken in both dry and saturated sand tests prepared at various relative densities. The relationship between plough tow force and displacement is presented for the model plough for different soil and plough loading conditions. It is shown that model tow loads when scaled up can be used to verify empirical plough performance models developed from full scale field conditions. However to closely match field conditions there is a need to increase the magnitude of "static" drag coefficients which has been attributed to excessive soil dilation associated with low effective stresses when carrying out small scale laboratory studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPhysical modelling in geotechnics
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG '06, Hong Kong, 4 - 6 August 2006
    EditorsC. W. W. Ng, Y. H. Wang, L. M. Zhang
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Pages709-714
    Number of pages6
    Volume1-2
    ISBN (Electronic)9780415889292
    ISBN (Print)9780415415866
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event6th international conference on physics modelling in geotechnics - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Duration: 4 Aug 20066 Aug 2006

    Conference

    Conference6th international conference on physics modelling in geotechnics
    CountryHong Kong
    CityHong Kong
    Period4/08/066/08/06

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    Keywords

    • Effective stress
    • Field conditions
    • Full scale
    • Laboratory models
    • Laboratory studies
    • Loading condition
    • Performance model
    • Relative density
    • Saturated sand
    • Small scale

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    Brown, M. J., Simon-Soberon, F., & Bransby, M. F. (2006). The characteristics of a model pipeline plough. In C. W. W. Ng, Y. H. Wang, & L. M. Zhang (Eds.), Physical modelling in geotechnics: proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG '06, Hong Kong, 4 - 6 August 2006 (Vol. 1-2, pp. 709-714). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1201/NOE0415415866.ch101
    Brown, M. J. ; Simon-Soberon, F. ; Bransby, M. F. / The characteristics of a model pipeline plough. Physical modelling in geotechnics: proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG '06, Hong Kong, 4 - 6 August 2006. editor / C. W. W. Ng ; Y. H. Wang ; L. M. Zhang. Vol. 1-2 Taylor & Francis, 2006. pp. 709-714
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    Brown, MJ, Simon-Soberon, F & Bransby, MF 2006, The characteristics of a model pipeline plough. in CWW Ng, YH Wang & LM Zhang (eds), Physical modelling in geotechnics: proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG '06, Hong Kong, 4 - 6 August 2006. vol. 1-2, Taylor & Francis, pp. 709-714, 6th international conference on physics modelling in geotechnics, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 4/08/06. https://doi.org/10.1201/NOE0415415866.ch101

    The characteristics of a model pipeline plough. / Brown, M. J.; Simon-Soberon, F.; Bransby, M. F.

    Physical modelling in geotechnics: proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG '06, Hong Kong, 4 - 6 August 2006. ed. / C. W. W. Ng; Y. H. Wang; L. M. Zhang. Vol. 1-2 Taylor & Francis, 2006. p. 709-714.

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    Brown MJ, Simon-Soberon F, Bransby MF. The characteristics of a model pipeline plough. In Ng CWW, Wang YH, Zhang LM, editors, Physical modelling in geotechnics: proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6th ICPMG '06, Hong Kong, 4 - 6 August 2006. Vol. 1-2. Taylor & Francis. 2006. p. 709-714 https://doi.org/10.1201/NOE0415415866.ch101