Theoretical and numerical analyses of hydrostatic buckling of a noncircular composite liner with arched invert

J. H. Wang, A. Koizumi, D. J. Yuan

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    This study considered the hydrostatic buckling failure of a noncircular composite liner with an arched invert installed in the sewer pipe. An equation was derived for the buckling of the invert liner, and its application procedure was proposed. A finite-element method was successfully employed for nonlinear and contact analyses of the buckling behaviour and the physical contact phenomena of different sewer culverts. Generally, the composite liner fails in a single-lobe buckling at the invert with the deflection similar to that observed onsite. The proposed theoretical solution was verified through numerical analysis; the critical pressure and buckling mode results showed good agreement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)148-157
    Number of pages10
    JournalThin-Walled Structures
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1



    • Arched invert
    • Composite liner
    • Contact analysis
    • Culvertpiperenovation
    • Groundwater
    • Hydrostatic buckling
    • Nonlinear analysis
    • Theoretical solution

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Building and Construction
    • Civil and Structural Engineering

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