PROOF TESTING OF A STRUCTURAL PLATE PIPE WITH VARYING BEDDING AND BACKFILL PAVEMENTS: SECTION IV (VOLUME 2): EMBANKMENT SOILS ANALYSIS BY HARDIN MODEL

Soil samples taken from ten different locations in a highway embankment at the site of the DB Culvert (Route 07-LA-210) were subjected to unconsolidated-undrained triaxial tests at four levels of confining pressure, and results were analyzed using the Hardin soil model. The method provides soil parameters which may be used in the Culvert Analysis and Design Program (CANDE). Comparisons between physical properties determined in this manner and those estimated on the basis of degree of saturation, void ratio, etc., were very poor. Results of the analyses described in this report will be used in studies of soil-structure interaction (e.g., by the finite element method), and this usage will be discussed in future interim reports pertinent to this project. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Structures Design, 1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814
  • Authors:
    • Davis, R E
    • Semans, F M
    • Spannagel, D W
    • Bacher, A E
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA/SD-79/20 Intrm Rpt., FCP 45I2-092
  • Contract Numbers: D-4-113
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM