An analysis of installation of submarine pipelines

García-Palacios, Jaime H. and Samartín, Avelino (1999). An analysis of installation of submarine pipelines. In: "IASS 40th Anniversary Congress", 20/09/1999 – 24/09/1999, Madrid, España. ISBN 84-7790-341-7. pp. 1-11.


Title: An analysis of installation of submarine pipelines
  • García-Palacios, Jaime H.
  • Samartín, Avelino
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IASS 40th Anniversary Congress
Event Dates: 20/09/1999 – 24/09/1999
Event Location: Madrid, España
Title of Book: Proceedings of the IASS 40th Anniversary Congress
Date: 1999
ISBN: 84-7790-341-7
Volume: 1
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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There are different methods of construction of outfall pipelines, all of them have to solve the problem of placing a tube over a known location in sea bed. This process has sometimes to be done in difficult conditions as waves, current or depths greater than 30 metres, where a diver cannot go safely beyond. Also the placement of the pipeline must be carried out without any damage to the tube, therefore a close control of the deflections and stresses in the structure must be performed. The importance of this control should be not diminished because a damage during the construction would imply a very difficult and expensive repair, that should be avoided with a proper design of the construction process. This paper is focused in the analysis of the tube during its placement according to a very well known construction method consisting in placing the tube from a boat, where all the connections between consecutive tube segments are performed, and also the whole process is controlled. This method is used for outfall as well as offshore pipelines, and it will be described in Section 2

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