IMPACT OF ECONOMIC RISKS ON BOX CULVERT DESIGNS--ON APPLICATION TO 22 VIRGINIA SITES
The report demonstrates the results of a preliminary effort to incorporate economic risks into culvert design and to relate this economic design to conventional design practice for 22 culvert sites in Virginia. Economic design is defined as the minimum annual construction cost plus the expected flood-related loss or risk. Each design is evaluated in a five-step procedure: (1) calculate annual construction cost, (2) perform dynamic flow routings for a series of flood hydrographs, (3) estimate embankment erosion, (4) calculate losses with flood probabilities to derive risks.
Water Resources Engineers, Incorporated8001 Forbes Place
Springfield, VA USA 22151
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Young, G K
- Childrey, M R
- Publication Date: 1974-8
- Pagination: 52 p.
- TRT Terms: Box culverts; Construction; Cost engineering; Costs; Culverts; Design; Economics; Erosion; Flood damage; Flood hydrographs; Flood protection; Floods; Forecasting; Hazards; Losses; Risk analysis; Risk assessment; Soils
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs; Design criteria; Hydraulic engineering
- Geographic Terms: Virginia
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic risks; Flood predictions
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Design; Economics; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00092225
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75- 49 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7669
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM