RIGID PIPE PROOF TESTING UNDER EXCESS OVERFILLS WITH VARYING BACKFILL PARAMETERS SECTION VII VOLUME 2: FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

A finite element analysis of an 84-inch (2134-mm), reinforced concrete culvert, under approximately 190 ft (58 m) of embankment, made with full consideration for asymmetric canyon boundaries (see Section VII, Volume 1), is repeated, for the five zones previously analyzed, using a greatly simplified, symmetric, rectangular mesh. The objective of this additional work, which was requested by the FHWA, is to establish comparisons between parameters significantly affecting culvert behavior, as predicted by the complex and simplified analyses. Consideration of full boundary conditions requires pre-survey potential culvert sites, which may make such analyses prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. The simplified analysis and comparative predictions are discussed in this volume. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Work described herein was performed in conjunction with the research project entitled, Rigid Pipe Proof Testing Under Excess Overfills Using Varying Backfill Conditions in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Structures Design, 1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Roschke, P
    • Bamgboye, O
    • Carlson, E
  • Publication Date: 1983-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CA-SD-83-02 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: D-4-133
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM