Engineering >> Civil & Environmental Engineering

Arc Length of a Pipe Needed for a Directional Drill

by Kenneth Cabana


Submitted : Spring 2011

Underground contracting has come a long way in recent years. As communities and buildings are being built, services like water, sewer, and gas are needed to allow people to do their day to day activities. Recent concern with the economy and lack of work has led for a greater rival in companies when designing and bidding a job. This research has led to the idea and design of a way to find the arc length of the pipe put into the ground at given points. The pipe length was estimated using the formulas for distance and arc-length together with two different modeling methods: Lagrange interpolation and polynomial regression. Both the polynomial and distance formulas were close in their results but however, the results showed that certain situations may need different formulas and ideas to find the exact length of pipe needed.



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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Jonathan Burns, Mathematics and Statistics
Kenneth John Cabana, Cabana Construction of SWFL
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Kenneth John Cabana