A European RFCS research program
July 2011 – June 2014
Work packages

Work package 1
Critical evaluation of strain-based pipeline design procedures and relevant research works. Evaluation of pipeline damages under ground-induced deformations
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Work package 2
Development of numerical techniques for determining ground-induced actions on buried steel pipelines
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Work package 3
Preparation, supply and mechanical characterization of steel pipes; design of experimental set-ups
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Work package 4
Experimental investigation of soil-pipeline interaction
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Work package 5
Numerical parametric study of buried pipeline behaviour under various types of ground-induced deformations
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Work package 6
Development of guidelines and background documents for pipeline design under ground-induced actions; dissemination of results
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Work package 7
Coordination of the project
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