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Practical seminars by Dr. Jey K. Jeyapalan.
Advances in underground pipeline design, construction, and management.

Seminar Outline

Design, Installation and Pipe Performance: Inter-Dependence

  • Pipe-Soil Interaction Principles
  • Design By Codes and Standards
  • Load Theories
  • Sample Design Problems
  • Factory Inspection and Testing of Pipes
  • Post Installation Testing
    • Deflection Testing for Flexible Pipe
    • Video Testing for Rigid Pipe
    • Standards and Performance Limits for Post Installation Testing

Geotechnical Design Parameters

  • What is wrong with Bureau of Reclamation's E'
  • Proper Geotechnical Baseline Report
  • How to Establish Site-Specific E' Values That Vary Along the Alignment
    • Excel Sheet for Selection of Site Specific E Values

Pipe Manufacturing and Material Properties

  • Plastic Pipes
  • Polyester Concrete Pipe
  • Fiberglass Pipes
  • Concrete Pipes
  • Ductile Iron Pipes
  • Steel Pipes
  • Clay Pipes
  • Alternate Pipe Materials for Pipeline Projects
    • Trench Design
    • Groundwater Control
    • Foundation and Bedding
    • Embedment
    • Compaction
  • Unified Design of Buried Pipes
    • Handling stiffness check
    • Deflection check
    • Pressure capacity check
    • Combined stress and strain check
    • Buckling capacity check
    • Ring compression check
    • Buckling capacity check
    • Excel Sheet for Design of Gravity FRP Pipe
    • Excel Sheet for Design of Pressure HDPE Pipe

Australian Design of Buried Pipes

German Design of Buried Pipes

  • Excel Sheet for German Design of Gravity Concrete Pipe

Design Checks on Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipes

  • Excel Sheet for Checking PCCP for Compliance with AWWA C304

Unified Approach to Thrust Restraint Design

Trenchless Technology

Pipe Rehabilitation and Market Potential

Coatings and Linings Selection

Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Program

  • Sample Specifications for Gravity FRP Pipe
  • Sample Specifications for Gravity HDPE Pipe
  • Sample Specifications for Bedding and Backfill
  • Sample Specifications for Polymer Concrete Pipe

Remaining Life for Pipeline Asset Management

  • Excel Sheet for Checking Ductile Iron Pipe in GASB 34 Assessment
  • Weibull and Normal PDF Reliability Analyses

Sharing of Rights of Way and Existing Infrastructure for Pipes and Cables

Future Outlook