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Field instrumentation of a water reticulation pipe buried in reactive soil

Chan, Derek, Gallage, Chaminda, Gould, Scott, Kodikara, Jayantha, Bouazza, Abdelmalek, & Cull, James (2009) Field instrumentation of a water reticulation pipe buried in reactive soil. In Ozwater'09 : Australia’s National Water Conference and Exhibition, 16-18 March, 2009, Melbourne, Vic..

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Abstract

The loss of valuable water resources due to pipe failure has become a major problem in Australia, especially in areas under high level of water restrictions. Generally pipe failure occurs due to a combination of physical and environmental factors. Stresses induced by shrinking and swelling of reactive soils are one of the major factors affecting the performance of buried pipes. This paper presents the details of a field instrumentation undertaken to monitor the performance of an in-service water reticulation pipe buried in a reactive soil and subjected to seasonal climatic changes.

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ID Code: 30115
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Cast-iron water pipe, Reactive soil, Instrumentation, Seasonal climatic changes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Civil Geotechnical Engineering (090501)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please contact the authors
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2010 10:15
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:03

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