Storage Tank and Pipeline
Extreme hydrodynamic forces have recently been considered of great significance in pipeline design. This is mainly due to the recent extreme events such as tsunami. This paper presents an investigation on the effects of such forces over pipelines. The experimental work consisted of a physical model of a pipeline that was exposed to tsunami-like bores replicated using dam-break flow. Induced forces were measured in several tests considering various pipe configurations and flow conditions. Furthermore, CFD-models representing experiments were developed in OpenFoam environment using different turbulence models. Results of this study will be used in the assessment of design recommendations.