Culverts and Soil–Structure Interaction: Fifty Years of Change and a Twenty-Year Projection: Presentations from the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board

The past 40 to 50 years have seen significant changes in the pipe industry in terms of materials used, structure sizes, shapes, and joint capabilities. Design methodologies have become far more sophisticated, primarily through the use of load resistance factor design and computer-aided design. The structure of the industry itself has changed as well, with new companies coming into the marketplace, consolidation of companies, and spin-offs by larger companies of specific pipe-producing units. This circular includes four papers presented at the Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting on January 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C that explore the development of design and analysis of buried culverts, the history of soil-structure interaction models for buried culverts, the European perspective of culvert and soil-structure interaction, and the growth of thermoplastic pipe use in transportation applications.


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  • Accession Number: 01665596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2018 12:28PM