The aim of the study, commmissioned by the Department of Transport, was to ascertain the loading (both dead and live) and the load effects sustained by buried highway structures, with the following aspects being investigated: study of available information; soil-structure interaction; definition of types of buried structure; analytical modelling of soil structure systems; applied loading; stress analysis; influence of construction methods; and three-dimensional behaviour. The approach of the study was to collate the available published research information, establish a suitable analytical model and to carry out detailed parametric studies on the various components of the soil-structure systems in order to be able to quantify the effect each component has on the system. By considering all the relevant details and culvert responses, proposals for new design rules are recommended, which have a more rational basis and which are likely to result in more efficient and economic designs for both corrugated metal culverts and reinforced concrete culverts. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thornburn and Partners

    Consulting Civil & Structural Eng, 14 West Regent Street
    Glasgow, ZZ Scotland   
  • Publication Date: 1982-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 190 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM