E3S Web Conf.
Volume 266, 2021Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources 2021
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||New Sustainable Approaches to the Challenges of the Oil and Gas Sector|
|Published online||04 June 2021|
Study of contact forces in the bearing part of the protective coating of underground pipelines in gravel and cobbles
Gubkin University, Moscow, The Russian Federation
In the construction and operation of underground pipelines, the feasibility of engineering methods of protecting the insulation coating from external mechanical impacts should be based on the existing loads. When an underground pipeline is laid on coarse gravel and very coarse soil, the analysis of the support forces at the base of the pipeline is a pressing issue. In particular, the difficult conditions for the construction, reconstruction, repair and operation of underground pipelines include cases when the pipeline route passes through sections of rocky soils. Discrete rocky conditions include large grain content in the form of coarse gravel, cobbles, and boulders. The article analyzes the influence of the size of foundation soil components on the magnitude of force arising in the protective coating of the support part of an underground pipeline depending on the unevenness of the soil and its granulometric composition. One of the directions for studying the distribution of contact-mechanical interaction in granular soils is a discrete model. The distinction of the discrete medium model is that individual elements of its structure are viewed as mechanically interacting bodies. Structural elements are particles of bulk material that can be considered as spheres. The results of modeling the contact problem using the discrete (granular) model of the base of the pipeline are presented. It was found that with the same diameter size and depth of burial, the force varies depending on the pipe diameter chosen in the project (for a pipe of 1420 mm, the maximum difference was 23%). In the case of unevenness of the ground, the force in the supporting part can increase by 3-5 times. The conditions of stability and strength of underground pipelines are formulated taking into account the discreteness of the base particles.
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