Calculation on dynamic angle of repose for submarine pipeline on sandy seabed

Lipeng Yang, Bing Shi, Yakun Guo

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This paper investigates the dynamic angle of repose underneath the submarine pipeline. Using a sand deposition model, the analysis of forces acting on non-cohesive sand particle gives the formulas of dynamic angle of repose in the scour hole. The formulas for different scenarios are discussed and it is observed that the angle upstream the vertical axis of the pipe increases with the increase of sand Reynolds number. The angle downstream, however, shows a contrary trend. Besides, the angle upstream is bigger than that downstream. The comparison of the calculation results with the experimental data indicates that the formula predicts the angle of scour hole under a pipeline reasonably well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-214
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Mechanics and Materials
Early online date1 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • dynamic angle of repose
  • sand deposition model
  • submarine pipeline
  • undirectional flow


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