09. What soil calculation method should be applied to underwater / subsea piping when using AutoPIPE

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Area: Modeling
Original Author:Bentley Technical Support Group
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Dec. 2016


We are modelling offshore pipeline and Riser at 50' water depth in sandy soil. Pipeline is buried 2' below sea bed and close to platform it is exposed. Which method we shall adopt for calculating soil spring? AUTOPIPE Method or ASCE 2001 Method. our client wants to know which one is realistic and why?


Due to liability lawsuits, Bentley Technical support cannot provide specific settings for your analysis. Please see the following AutoPIPE help section: 
Help > Contents> Contents Tab> Reference Information> PipeSOIL overview> Comparison of Soil Restraint Properties for detailed difference between these soil calculations. The user must determine which soil method is appropriate for their analysis.

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Model Subsea (Underwater) Piping

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