[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101547]
Researchers Prof Chun-Qing Li; A/Prof Sujeeva Setunge; Dr Annan Zhou;
Brief description Failures of buried pipes are disastrous, causing severe consequences and disruptions. They often reoccur because the fundamental cause-effect relation for pipe failures has not been fully understood and hence the safe life of pipelines cannot be reliably predicted. The aim of this research is to develop a new theory to predict pipe failures, based on a fundamental analysis of pipe behaviour and failure mechanisms and a reliability approach. The outcomes will be a suite of models and solutions that will advance knowledge in deterioration science and failure theory. They will provide a sustainable solution to the intelligent management of buried pipelines throughout the world.
Funding Amount 280000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects