Experimental and finite element techniques are used to study the effect of such factors as interface slippage on the elastic soil-structure interaction of long-span, flexible, elliptic culverts and underpasses. The two-dimensional analyses of both a deeply buried pipe under distributed loading and a shallow conduit under concentrated loading indicate that the soil can be the basic load-supporting component of the system, as has been observed earlier for circular pipes. The experimental work is possibly the first application of the combined holographic-interferometric and photoelastic approach to a practical civil engineering problem.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Abel, J F
    • Mark, R
    • Richard Jr, R
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Accession Number: 00047551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 9858 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM