I am trying to model a simple pipeline problem, well I say simple...... Basically, have a pipeline resting on the seabed which is subject to axial pull force loads. The profile I want to assess includes various 1000m radii, as the pipe is pulled across a channel.
I want to assess what axial load is required to lift the pipeline from the seabed. As present I have fully restrained one end and applied the load to the other. I have not figured out a way of including the vertical restraint afforded from the seabed.
Any help is greatly appreciated.