Kyriakides, Stelios (1980) On the propagating buckle and its arrest. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-10292003-134840
If an offshore pipeline locally buckles in the presence of sufficiently large external pressure, a propagating buckle is initiated. The buckle propagates along the pipeline until it encounters a region of adverse conditions -- low pressure or an arresting device. The lowest pressure at which a buckle propagates is defined as the Propagation Pressure. An experimental study of this quantity is presented and a semiempirical expression derived by examining various models of the phenomenon. The dynamics of the Propagating Buckle are also examined and a parametric study of the steady state velocity of Propagation is carried out. A systematic way of empirically deriving the parametric dependence of arresting devices is presented and experimental results of two such arrestors are discussed. During this study a unique "flip-flop" mode of propagation was discovered and studied. An explanation of the phenomenon is also attempted.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
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|Defense Date:||14 April 1980|
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|Deposited On:||30 Oct 2003|
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