Engineering >> Civil & Environmental EngineeringArc Length of a Pipe Needed for a Directional Drillby 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 arclength 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.
