Investigation in centrifuge of anchor-pipeline interaction

Christophe Gaudin, G Vlahos, Mark Randolph, RD Colwill

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    Abstract

    Centrifuge tests have been performed at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems in order to investigate the performance of a rock protection poured into a trench to safeguard pipelines against the dragging of vessel anchors. The results provided reliable and useful information about the size and shape of the trench and the grading curve of the rock protection, and this has assisted in the design of a gas pipeline project in China.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-73
    JournalInternational Journal Offshore and Polar Engineering
    Volume17
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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