Exploring the bifurcation between sedimentation versus scour onset below pipelines in unidirectional currents

Griffiths, T. and Draper, S. and Sun, W. and White, D. and Cheng, L. and An, H. (2016) Exploring the bifurcation between sedimentation versus scour onset below pipelines in unidirectional currents. In: ICSE 2016 (8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion), 12-15 September 2016, Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

The onset of tunnel scour beneath offshore pipelines has been previously documented to result from a phenomenon known as piping, in which the hydrodynamic pressure difference across a pipeline causes a sufficient pressure gradient within the soil under the pipe to result in floatation or suspension of downstream sediment particles. The change in propensity for onset of tunnel scour due to sedimentation around the pipe has also been previously noted. This paper explores the potential for predicting the cumulative sedimentation around a pipeline in unidirectional currents using a more fundamental approach than has previously been described in the literature. The results of this approach are compared to model pipeline experiments to see how well the predictions explain the observed changes in sedimentation and the associated effects of sedimentation on the potential for tunnel scour.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Coasts > Sediment transport and scour
Divisions: Coastal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:51
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:51
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1064

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