RIGID PIPE PROOF TESTING UNDER EXCESS OVERFILLS WITH VARYING BACKFILL PARAMETERS: SECTION V (VOLUME 8)--NEUTRAL POINT ANALYSIS OUTPUT: QUASI-THEORETICAL, CONCRETE EXTREME FIBER STRESSES

The neutral point analysis described in Section V (Volume 1) was employed to determine quasi-theoretical extreme fiber stresses at the inner and outer peripheries of the walls of the Cross Canyon, reinforced concrete culvert, using normal and tangential tractions modified to satisfy equilibrium considerations. A 400 psi (2760 kN/sq m) line has been included on the profiles to designate and anticipated limiting concrete tensile stress. Quasi-theoretical boundaries of cracking of the culvert's inner wall indicated by intersections of the inner fiber stress profiles with this limiting stress line will be compared with observed cracking limits in Section VIII: Analysis of Distress. (FHWA)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Work performed in conjuction with the research project entitled, "Rigid Pipe Proof Testing Under Excess Overfills Using Varying Backfill conditions."
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Office of Structure Design, Division of Project Development
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95807

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Davis, R E
    • Semans, F M
    • Spannagel, D W
    • Bacher, A E
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA/SD-79/10 Intrm Rpt., FCP 45I2-172
  • Contract Numbers: D-4-133
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM