Buckling of Buriend Pipelines due to Seismic Waves

지진파에 의한 매설관로의 좌굴

  • 이종세 (한양대학교 토목환경공학과)
  • Published : 1999.04.01


Lifeline system such as oil or gas pipelines and water supply facilities are vulneratble to seismic damages because they are widely exposed to ground failures. Most seismic design criteria of buried pipelines are based on the notion that the longitudinal compressive strain and therefore buckling controls the design. Buckling analysis of buried pipelines subjected to seismic loading is performed by considering the seismic load as the sinusoidally distributed compressive load on the beam on elastic foundation in contrast to existing studies where the buckling load is treated as an end load on the beam column, An approximated analytical solution is obtained by the energy method and its validity is confirmed by the linearized finite element buckling analysis. The results show the beam mode buckling because longitudinal strains at the buckling loads are substantially lower than the strain at the onset of local buckling.