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Probabilistic analysis of sewer pipes using finite element method

Probabilistic analysis of sewer pipes using finite element method

Faramarzi, Asaad and Alani, Amir M. (2013) Probabilistic analysis of sewer pipes using finite element method. In: Civil Engineering Abstracts. Third Annual International Conference on Civil Engineering, 10-13 June 2013, Athens, Greece. The Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, p. 22. ISBN 9789609549585

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Abstract

This paper presents results of an investigation into the probability of failure of cementitious buried sewer pipes using an advanced probabilistic analysis tool. This tool, Probabilistic Finite Element Method (PFEM), utilises the advantages of both finite element analysis and Monte Carlo simulation. Using this method, the effect of different random variables including loads and pipe material properties on the remaining safe life of the cementitious sewer pipes are investigated. The developed PFEM offers many advantages over traditional probabilistic techniques since it does not use any empirical equations in order to determine failure of pipes. The results of the PFEM can help water companies to better planning the resources by providing accurate prediction for the remaining safe life of the cementitious sewer pipes. The developed PFEM code is generic and can also be used to determine the probability of failure of other types of structures.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Civil Engineering Abstracts. Third Annual International Conference on Civil Engineering, 10-13 June 2013, Athens, Greece
Additional Information: [1] The paper entitled "Probabilistic analysis of sewer pipes using finite element method" was presented at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Civil Engineering, held from 10-13 June 2013 in Athens, Greece. [2] The abstract was published in a book of conference paper abstracts.
Uncontrolled Keywords: probabilistic analysis, finite element analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, underground sewer pipes, concrete pipes
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11134

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