Bending of pipes under tension using a trilinear moment-curvature relationship
LeBlanc, Steven John Hoa
Merwin, John E.
Master of Science
An analytical procedure is developed in this thesis for the bending of pipes under tension using a nonlinear moment-curvature diagram. The procedure is used to analyze an offshore pipeline during construction operations. It was concluded that the length of the stinger required to lay offshore pipelines can be reduced by allowing the pipeline to yield during construction operations. The method of analysis used in the thesis was determined to be of limited use due to the sensitivity of the solutions when some of the parameters were allowed to exceed certain values.