FIELD PERFORMANCE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE PIPE

The field performance of a full-scale reinforced concrete pipe in an embankment installation is described. Normal stresses were measured by specially designed stress cells placed in the soil and at the soil-pile interface. Displacements in the soil were obtained by settlement plates, and the resulting data were used to calculate a settlement ratio that is in agreement with that anticipated for such an installation. In the pipe itself, diameter changes and strains in the concrete and reinforcing steel were monitored. Data were taken to investigate the response of the soil-pipe system to incremental increases in the height of cover and to the application of a live load under conditions of shallow cover. In general, the experimental measurements are mutually consistent, but they exhibit some differences from results predicted by plane strain finite element model that utilizes soil parameters obtained primarily from uniaxial strain tests.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 30-47
  • Monograph Title: PERFORMANCE OF EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES AND PILE FOUNDATIONS
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023610
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM