Construction Management Faculty Publications
Pipe bursting is a trenchless pipe replacement technique that offers advantages of low cost, reduced surface disturbance, and the ability to replace an old pipe with a new pipe of equal or larger diameter and capacity. Concerns about the use of the method have centered principally on the ground movements and vibrations produced by the technique - particularly when existing pipe is being replaced by a larger diameter pipe- and also on any damage experienced by the replacement pipe as it is being pulled into the ground. These concerns motivated the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) to conduct a research project to study the effect of pipe bursting on nearby utilities, pavements, and structures.
Atalah, Alan; Hadala, Paul; and Sterling, Ray, "Ground Vibration Associated with Pipe Bursting" (2004). Construction Management Faculty Publications. 8.
North American No-Dig 04, Annual Conference of the North American Society of Trenchless Technology, New Orleans, LA