This paper summarizes the effects of the states of compaction of the soil backfill and of inclusions around the haunches on the fundamental response characteristics of closed pipe arches. Typical results of finite element analyses presented in this paper include (1) the deflected shape of the conduit, and (2) the distributions of thrust, bending moment, and soil pressure on the conduit wall. Finally, the results are compared with some design recommendations from the AISI Handbook. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A paper prepared for the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 14-17, 1985.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Leonards, G A
    • Juang, C H
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-84/21
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM