Consideration of static and dynamic effects to plan water main renewal

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ConferenceMiddle East Water 2007, 4th International Exhibition and Conference for Water Technology: 22 January 2007, Manama, Bahrain
Pages113; # of pages: 13
SubjectWater mains
AbstractThe structural deterioration of water mains and their subsequent failure are complex processes, which are affected by many factors, both static (e.g., pipe material, size, age, soil type) and dynamic (e.g., climate, cathodic protection, pressure zone changes). The physical mechanisms that lead to pipe breakage are often very complex and not completely understood, while data on the physical condition of pipes is scarce. Conversely, many water utilities maintain records of pipe failure (or repair) events. The statistical analysis of breakage patterns of water mains is therefore a cost effective alternative to discern the deterioration of water mains.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49269
NPARC number20377351
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