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Developing guidelines to support water pipelines across waterways and highways

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dc.contributor.advisor Hettiarachchi, MTP Abeywardena, T 2011-07-22T06:04:53Z 2011-07-22T06:04:53Z
dc.description.abstract Guidelines are developed for above ground water pipelines across waterways and highways. Research is mainly based on the prevailing practices of the NWS&DB and a literature review. Of the two main groups of crossing, first is when the pipeline can be run directly across the bridge and straight in to the soil which can often simplify many aspects of the design, and second is crossing by raising the level (by using multiple offsetting bends in the approach areas of the water way/highway) of the pipe line at the abutments to avoid the disturbance to the flow of the waterways. This study is on the first method where pipeline runs directly across the bridge and straight in to the soil. Having reviewed the available data and after designing the supports for selected diameters and spans it was found that the span is the major criteria for selecting the type of the crossing. Design was carried out for 300mm dia. And for 500mm -dia Spigot and Socket pipelines and Flanged pipelines, of 18m span and 24m span crossings. Space trusses were designed using angle iron sections and compound structures were designed using universal beam (UB) sections with rolled steel channels (RSC). Design was carryout according to BS5950 1990'. Analysis was done using SAP 2000. The data obtained through the questionnaire survey shows that for socket and spigot pipes where the span is less than 10m concrete supports at ends were adequate, for spans greater than 10m supports were required at intermediate positions, for spans less than 18m compound sections were used while for larger spans space trusses were used. According to the literature survey and the analysis of the results of this study, guidelines were prepared for the pipelines run directly across the waterway/highway and straight in to the soil span exceeding three meter. Design guidelines to support water pipelines across waterways and highways are described in this report. It is recommended to use only end supports for spans less than 10m, compound structures for spans up to 25m, plate girders or space trusses for spans up to 100m. Where the construction depth is not sufficient, it is better to select a space truss as the pipe support. Results of the detailed design shows that the weight of the compound structures is lesser than the space trusses but when the span increases the depth of the UB needs to be increased to satisfy the deflection criteria. Therefore, it is recommended to use space trusses for larger spans. Cost was calculated for all supports designed based on current market prices of steel and the pipe supply cost from NWS&DB rate book. The comparison of overall costs (inclusive of material, fabrication, supply and laying of pipes, corrosion protection, and maintenance), shows that the cost of the compound structures is less than the space trusses. The comparison of , support cost according to the span and the diameter shows a significant cost variation in the type of the support where the diameter of pipes and the span increased. This shows that, when the span and the diameter of the pipe increase, the support structure should be selected very carefully. It is recommended to use one end fixed and the other roller to facilitate the expansion and contraction. If the pipe supports are at a lateral bend of the pipe line, the unbalanced horizontal load at the bends also should be arrested adequately. Though, the practice In Sri Lanka is to use double flanged (DF) pipes in crossings, use of Socket and Spigot (So/Sp) reduce the total cost of the crossing by 10 to 17% for 300mm dia. and 19 to 28% for 500mm dia. pipes, depending on the type of the structure. These So/Sp pipes can be used in direct crossings. However, in So/Sp type lateral effects due to wind load condition could cause the pipe to malfunction. Therefore, wind effects on So/Sp type pipe lines should be checked very carefully. By considering the life cycle it is advisable to use hot dip galvanizing for corrosion protection rather than painting, Cost reduction percentage of galvanizing is 270% to 680% comparing with painting (including 25years maintenance for painting)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Developing guidelines to support water pipelines across waterways and highways
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US MEng en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US 2009
dc.identifier.accno 93880 en_US

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