Accession Number : ADA140319

Title :   Effects of Military Traffic on Buried, High-Pressure Pipe.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Potter,J C

PDF Url : ADA140319

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This study examines the mechanical effects of selected types of military traffic on buried, high-pressure pipe. Particularly, the study considers the section of the Colorado Interstate Gas (CIG) pipeline across Fort Carson's Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), which should be most susceptible to damage. The relationship between depth of cover and steel pipe deflection is clarified experimentally, with special emphasis on dynamic effects (impact factor). The findings indicate that the pipeline at the PCMS (pressurized or unpressurized) is not susceptible to damage from random crossings by any anticipated military traffic, with the maximum expected impacts, as long as there is any cover over the pipeline. Further, any deflections which do occur, even at points of concentrated vehicle crossings, will be less than the recommended design deflection limit of 5 percent of the nominal pipe diameter.

Descriptors :   *Pipelines, *Vehicles, Traffic, Colorado, Army facilities, Pipes, High pressure, Underground structures, Stresses, Deflection

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE