Specific objectives of a research program reported here were to instrument and monitor the response of pipe buried in trench and embankment installations, to conduct an extensive laboratory testing program to appropriately characterize the stress-strain properties of the surrounding soils, to develop a mathematical model for the soil-pipe system, to evaluate the mathematical model for the soil-pipe system, and evaluate the mathematical model by comparing theoretical predications with experimental measurements. The experimentally measured and theoretically caluclated horizontal and vertical diameter changes due to earth loads only were found to be in good agreement. The application of a heavy construction load to the pipe under a depth of cover of four feet had little effect on the diameter changes of the pipe.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Pipe Association

    1815 North Fort Myer Drive
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209
  • Authors:
    • Krizek, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23-29
  • Serial:
    • Concrete Pipe News
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: American Concrete Pipe Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM