Since the introduction of corrugated metal pipe in the late 1890s, there has been a continuing interest in proper pipe usage for maintenance purposes. Early methods of design were truly "rule of thumb" and were developed through "failure criteria." Refinements of these methods resulted in a set of systems that were very effective in dealing with pipe problems. However, the building of the Institute Highway System brought with it a need to develop new approaches that would incorporate the latest soil-structure interaction theories and be applicable to the larger structures, higher embankments, and new materials. Better inspection and construction control are considered requisite to the utilization of more refined theories. Practice in the design and construction of culverts continues to improve, but, because many organizations have not been able to keep up with or apply the latest theories, the Highway Research Board Committee on Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction organized a symposium to assess the state of the art and to delineate problems needing further attention.

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  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Pagination: 105 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00043909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309020859
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISBN 0-309-02085-9
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM