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"Seismic design of onshore and offshore pipelines: A challenging topic of geotechnical and structural engineering" by Dr. Prodromos Psarropoulos

When Oct 17, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Bowett Room, Queens' College
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Seminar overview:

Many onshore and offshore pipeline projects are expected to be constructed during the next decades for the smooth transmission of oil, gas, water, or even sewage. Depending on the circumstances and the local site conditions, any pipeline has to be verified against all potential hazards and the consequent loading. One of the main categories of loading that may cause substantial pipeline distress (and damage) is the permanent ground displacements caused by the potential earthquakerelated geohazards. The main emphasis of this presentation is on the seismic design of pipelines which actually includes: (a) the quantitative assessment of all earthquake-related geohazards, (b) the realistic estimation of the seismic pipeline distress, and (c) the design of the potential mitigation


Dr. Psarropoulos is a Structural and Geotechnical Engineer who obtained his Ph.D. on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from NTUA. He then became an adjunct Associate Professor of Geophysics and Earthquake Engineering in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering of the Hellenic Air-Force Academy. He has published more than 20 papers in refereed journals and more than 150 papers in conference proceedings, while currently he is teaching under-graduate and post-graduate courses of "Soil Mechanics & Foundations", "Geotechnical Engineering" and "Design of Offshore Structures" at NTUA. In parallel, during the last 20 years, he has been involved (as a consultant) in the design and construction of many challenging engineering projects in Greece, Albania, Italy, and India.

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