The Effect of P-Wave Propagation on the Seismic Behavior of Steel Pipelines

  • Amin Ghaznavi Oskouei
  • Asghar Vatani Oskouei


Underground structures perceived as one the most vital infrastructures,which include a variety of tunnels, subway lines,gas, oil and water pipe. Plenty of studies devoted to the investigationof the effect of wave propagation method on the seismicbehavior of steel pipelines. It should be mentioned thatanalyses have been carried out on both clayey and sandy soilwith different propagation speed in each of them. The aim ofthis research is the investigation of the effect of longitudinalp-wave propagation method on the amount of nonlinear strainsof pipeline with different way such as Pipe and Psi element or2D modelling of soil. It became evident that the amounts ofMaximum tension strain produced in the pipe have the maximumdifference, equaling 3.4 per cent. In addition, it investigatesthe effect of frequency of input motion on nonlinearstrains and the effect of frequency content in the results.


Keywords: Continues Steel pipeline, sinusoidal wave, time history analyses, soil-structure interaction, and longitudinal p-wave propagation
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Ghaznavi Oskouei, A., & Vatani Oskouei, A. (2017). The Effect of P-Wave Propagation on the Seismic Behavior of Steel Pipelines. Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, 61(4), 889-903.
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