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Coupling of Underground Pipelines and Slowly Moving Landslides by BEM Analysis

A. Mandolini1, V. Minutolo1, E. Ruocco1

Department of Civil Engineering, Second University of Naples, Via Roma 29, 81031 Aversa, Ce, Italy.

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2001, 2(1), 39-48.


Many sloping areas in the world are affected by slow movements. If they are occupied by settlements or are crossed by roads, pipelines or other infrastructures, a correct evaluation of future displacements is crucial for land management and sometimes for men safety. It is widely recognized that rainfall is the main triggering factor, producing an intermittent and delayed recharge of the groundwater; as a consequence, the displacement rate is cyclic, following a seasonal trend. In Italy this problem is particularly relevant since many exploited sloping areas are affected by slowly moving landslides that interact with man-made works. In present paper a BEM procedure is proposed and a case study is analyzed concerning underground pipelines in moving landslides.

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Mandolini, A., Minutolo, V., Ruocco, E. (2001). Coupling of Underground Pipelines and Slowly Moving Landslides by BEM Analysis. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 2(1), 39–48.

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