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Strong Exploration of a Cast Iron Pipe Failure Model

Moglia, Magnus; Davis, P; Burn, S


A physical probabilistic failure model for buried cast iron pipes is described, which is based on the fracture mechanics of the pipe failure process. Such a model is useful in the asset management of buried pipelines. The model is then applied within a Monte-Carlo simulation framework after adding stochasticity to input variables. Historical failure rates are calculated based on a database of 81,595 pipes and their recorded failures, and model parameters are chosen to provide the best fit...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Reliability Engineering & System Safety
DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2007.03.033


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