Reliability of Underground Pipelines Subject to Corrosion

  title={Reliability of Underground Pipelines Subject to Corrosion},
  author={Mukshed Ahammed and Robert E. Melchers}
The present paper is concerned with estimating the reliability of underground pipelines subject to externally applied loading and to corrosion, either externally or internally, or both. This affects the strength of the pipeline in resisting the applied loads so that the reliability would be expected to decrease with time. Corrosion is a phenomenon about which there is a great deal of uncertainty, One way of allowing for this is through probabilistic modeling of the material loss as a nonlinear… CONTINUE READING
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