Identification and Mitigation of a Landslide Threatening Four Operating Natural Gas Pipelines
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This paper presents a case study of a landslide with the potential to affect four operating high-pressure natural gas pipelines located in the south-central US state of Mississippi.

This case study follows a landslide hazard management process: beginning with landslide identification, through pipeline monitoring using strain gauges with an automated early alert system, to detection of landslide movement and its effects on the pipeline, completion of a geotechnical subsurface investigation, conceptual geotechnical mitigation planning, landslide stabilization design and construction, and stress relief excavation. Each step of the landslide hazard management process is described in this case study.

Publication Summary

  • Geosyntec Authors: Amir Ahmadipur, Alexander McKenzie-Johnson, Ali Ebrahimi
  • All Authors: Amir Ahmadipur, Alexander McKenzie-Johnson, Ali Ebrahimi, Anthony Rice
  • Title: International Pipeline Conference (IPC) 2020 Virtual Conference
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Practice Areas: Geotechnical and Geological Analysis, Modeling, and Engineering
  • Citation: Amir Ahmadipur, Ph.D. and Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE (Texas) will present at the International Pipeline Conference (IPC) 2020 Virtual Conference on September 28-29, 2020.
  • Date: September 28-29, 2020
  • Location: Virtual Conference
  • Publication Type: Platform Presentation