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Can pipe jacking be implemented in a fast manner?

Energy is a function of load and speed. Damage may occur on the jacking pipes if it is incapable of absorbing the energy. Pipe jacking requires large energy in the process. Jacking pipes are low speed energy absorbers. To cater for the low-speed-energy absorbing characteristics of jacking pipes, hydraulic jacks should be designed to provide high loads with low speeds.


Otherwise the excessive high speed generated by hydraulic jacks would cause kinetic damage to the pipes.

This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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