PROOF TESTING OF A STRUCTURAL PLATE PIPE WITH VARYING BEDDING AND BACKFILL PARAMETERS: SECTION IV (VOLUME 1): ANALYSIS OF EMBANKMENT MATERIALS BY KONDNER-DUNCAN SOIL MODEL

Ten soil samples were taken at various depths in a deep highway embankment at the site of the DB Culvert, a grossly under-designed, structural plate pipe, on Route 07-LA-210. These samples were subjected to unconsolidated-undrained, triaxial tests, and the data were analyzed using the Kondner-Duncan soil model, in which the stress-strain curves are approximated by regession hyperbolae. The report also discusses analyses of a low modulus inclusion (polyurethane foam) placed in contact with the periphery of the pipe in one of the test zones. 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)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • In cooperation with Dot, FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • 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: 00325376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA/SD-78/8 Intrm Rpt., FCP 45I2-092
  • Contract Numbers: D-4-113
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM