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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Water Resources Engineers, Incorporated

    8001 Forbes Place
    Springfield, VA  USA  22151

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Young, G K
    • Childrey, M R
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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