REVIEW OF STRUCTURAL DESIGN METHODS FOR ALUMINUM ALLOY CORRUGATED CULVERTS

A REVIEW IS PRESENTED OF CONVENTIONAL METHODS OF DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN FILL HEIGHTS FOR ALUMINUM ALLY CULVERTS. THE LIMITS WERE APPRAISED IN THRUST, BENDING, DEFLECTION, BUCKLING, AND FLEXIBILITY, EACH RELATED TO THE ASSUMED SOIL ENVIRONMENT BEHAVIOR. THESE DATA WERE SUPERIMPOSED IN TABLES FOR COMPARISON, AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT FILL HEIGHTS MAY BE PROPOSED FROM THIS. THESE DATA ARE DEEMED SUFFICIENT TO COMPLY WITH THE NEEDS FOR GOOD DESIGN PRACTICE AT REASONABLE PRODUCT COST TO THE HIGHWAY INDUSTRY. THE BEHAVIOR OF THE SOIL ENVIRONMENT IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN FLEXIBLE CULVERT DESIGN. MORE KNOWLEDGE OF SOIL PRESSURES AND FORCES AND SOIL DISTORTION IS NECESSARY BEFORE MORE ACCURATE DESIGN DATA CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE.

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  • Authors:
    • Koepf, A H
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 43-56
  • Monograph Title: Structural Design of Culverts and Pipe
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  • Accession Number: 00234106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1994 12:00AM