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Subsidence of the trough-shaped variety mainly forms over longwall mined areas.
The exposure of the pipeline to mine subsidence is an added factor.
Table 2 Factors Affecting Pipe Response to Subsidence
There are four fundamental modes of pipe failure to subsidence ground movement: axial tension, axial compression, bending and ground breakout.
older pipelines), and pipelines with nominal safety factors are the most susceptible to subsidence damage.
The other mode of pipe failure to subsidence is when the pipe breaks out of the ground and buckles.