Parameters for Designing Static Pipe Bursting Operations

Ulf Hilmar Hahn, Samuel Ariaratnam

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Abstract

Trenchless pipe replacement, or pipe bursting, is defined as the replacement of an original pipe by fragmenting the existing conduit and simultaneously installing product pipe in its place. In the static method of pipe replacement, the original pipe fails in tension by radial forces developed from the cone shaped bursting head geometry that are applied to the pipe wall from within the pipe, as it is pulled or pushed through the existing pipe. The fragmented pieces are pressed into the surrounding soil as it is being displaced, thus creating a cavity for the product pipe. This paper presents a model to calculate the maximum pull force (a function of the friction, bursting, soil compression, and shear forces) required to be overcome to complete a static pipe bursting pull. Based on site-specific information, the model provides a valuable tool for contractors, engineers, and manufacturers in planning successful pipe replacement projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction
Subtitle of host publicationNew Pipeline Technologies, Security, and Safety
EditorsM. Najafi
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers Texas Section
Pages1184-1193
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0784406901, 9780784406908
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
EventProceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction: New Pipeline Technologies, Security and Safety - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2003Jun 16 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction: New Pipeline Technologies, Security, and Safety
Volume2

Other

OtherProceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction: New Pipeline Technologies, Security and Safety
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period6/13/036/16/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Hahn, U. H., & Ariaratnam, S. (2003). Parameters for Designing Static Pipe Bursting Operations. In M. Najafi (Ed.), Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction: New Pipeline Technologies, Security, and Safety (pp. 1184-1193). (Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction: New Pipeline Technologies, Security, and Safety; Vol. 2). American Society of Civil Engineers Texas Section. https://doi.org/10.1061/40690(2003)135