Numerical investigation on rigid and flexible pipelines embedded in granular and self-compacting materials

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Abdel-Rahman, K.; Gerlach, T.; Achmus, M.: Numerical investigation on rigid and flexible pipelines embedded in granular and self-compacting materials. In: Innovative Infrastructure Solutions 5 (2020), Nr. 3, 69. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41062-020-00320-z

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Self-compacting filling material or controlled low-strength material (CLSM) is a cementitious material which is liquid during filling, and it is used primarily as backfill, e.g., in trenches. Several products are currently used as CLSM such as flowable fill, controlled density fill, flowable mortar and low-strength plastic soil–cement. The low-strength requirement is necessary to allow for future excavation of CLSM. A two-dimensional numerical model was developed using the finite element system ABAQUS. In this model, the material behavior of granular soil and CLSM is described using an elasto-plastic constitutive model with Mohr–Coulomb failure criterion. Rigid and flexible pipes were modeled once embedded in sandy soil and once embedded in self-compacting material. The numerical model allows the modeling of the effect of hardening process on the overall behavior of the pipe–soil system. The main objective of this study is to investigate the behavior of rigid and flexible pipelines embedded in CLSM as a filling material numerically and to show advantages and disadvantages in comparison with the presently widely used filling materials like sand. © 2020, The Author(s).
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Issue Date: 2020
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