Structural Mechanics and Design of Metal Pipes

Structural Mechanics and Design of Metal Pipes

Stress and Strain Analysis and Mechanical Behavior

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Author: Spyros Karamanos
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323886635

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Structural Mechanics and Design of Metal Pipes: Stress and Strain Analysis and Mechanical Behavior presents a unified approach to understanding, predicting and better managing the mechanical behaviors of onshore metallic pipelines, offshore metallic pipelines, and other industrial metallic piping systems. The book relates specific mechanical behaviors with pipeline design methods, discusses geohazards, pipeline walking and lined pipes, and outlines approaches for the finite element modeling of metallic pipes and pipelines. The structural mechanics of elastic rings and cylinders, global buckling of pipelines, the mechanics of pipeline bends, pipe deformation, and the behavior of pipelines under cyclic loading are all covered at length. Special attention is paid to optimal mechanical design for onshore, offshore and buried metal pipelines.

Key Features

  • Covers the mechanical behavior of onshore pipelines, offshore pipelines and industrial metal piping systems
  • Discusses strain-based design, pipe buckling, inelastic response, coupling effects between pipes and soil, cyclic loading responses and other common mechanical behaviors
  • Provides simple and analytical models, along with techniques for finite element modeling
  • Details a number of different applications, including onshore and offshore hydrocarbon pipelines, water pipelines, seamless pipes, mechanically-lined pipes, and piping for fossil and nuclear power plants


Researchers in pipeline mechanics; pipeline engineers; Graduate students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Pipeline Engineering
    2. Line Pipe Manufacturing
    3. Structural Mechanics of Elastic Rings
    4. Structural Mechanics of Elastic Cylinders
    5. Mechanical Behavior of Metal Pipes and Tubes
    6. Basic Onshore Pipeline Mechanical Design
    7. Buried Steel Water Pipeline Design
    8. Offshore Pipeline Design
    9. Global Buckling of Pipelines
    10. Mechanics of Pipeline Bends
    11. Pipeline Behavior and Design Under Ground-Induced Actions
    12. Response and Design Under Cyclic Loading
    13. Special Topics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323886635

About the Author

Spyros Karamanos

Spyros Karamanos is Professor of Structural Mechanics at the University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece. From 2016-2019 he also served as Chair of Structural Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He teaches structural mechanics, finite element methods, and offshore structures and pipelines at University of Thessaly, University of Edinburgh, and as an invited lecturer NTU Athens. He specializes in structural mechanics and integrity of energy infrastructure systems, with emphasis on pipeline mechanics and integrity. His research interests focus on buckling and fatigue of pipelines and offshore structural steel components and systems, using finite element methods, and experimental testing. He has published over 75 papers in refereed journals and 3 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Structural Mechanics, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece

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