E3S Web Conf.
Volume 150, 2020The Seventh International Congress “Water, Waste and Environment” (EDE7-2019)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Geosciences and Environmental Culture|
|Published online||12 February 2020|
A Combined Probabilistic Approach for Natural Hazards Assessment of Soil-Sewer Pipes (S-SP) Systems
1 Higher School of Applied Sciences of Tlemcen (ESSA-T), BP 165 RP Bel Horizon, 13000, Tlemcen, Algeria
2 RISAM Laboratory, Faculty of Technology, University of TlemcenAbou-BekrBelkaid, Algeria
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The structural failure prediction of underground sewer pipes systems seems very complicated due to the natural hazards of soils in which these elements are buried. The apparition of first cracks and notches in sewer pipes parts is governed by the interaction model of soil-sewer pipes system (S-SP)parameters mainly, the constitutive material laws of soil and sewer pipe materials. The detection of critical sections where the structural damages are highly probable is the focus point of this present study. Based on probabilistic analysis of stochastic modelling results (Monte Carlo Method) of random soil properties, the mechanical behaviour of a part of sewer pipe is analysed in terms of settlements and flexural stress distribution fluctuations. A parametric study is performed to quantify the effect of correlation length (Lc) and soils types on the structural reliability of underground sewer pipes. This current structural analysis offers to engineers and researchers a useful numerical tool in order to allow them the well understanding of the structural behaviour of buried sewer pipes by considering the spatial variability of soil geo-mechanical characteristics which reflects the soil natural process of formation, its aggregation and heterogeneity. The obtained numerical results show that the probabilistic analysis of the spatial variability of soil properties into structure numerical modelling of sewer pipes presents an accurate approach for the prediction of structural responses of waste water transportation infrastructures particularly, if the sewer pipe lengths are relatively significant and buried into several classes of soils along sewer pipe networks.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences 2020
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.