This textbook provides the engineering student and the practicing engineer with information basic to the proper, cost-effective design of buried pipe systems. It focuses on the design engineering of buried water systems and sewage collection systems. The varieties of pipe products used in such systems are addressed and examined. Chapter 1 provides an introduction and overview. In Chapter 2, methods for calculating soil loads are given. Marston's theory for loads on buried conduits is discussed along with the various factors which contribute to these loads. Underground pipes are placed in tunnels, buried under highways, buried under railways, and buried under airports. Methods are given for the determination of loads that are imposed on pipes in these and other applications. Design methods that are used to determine an installation design for buried gravity flow pipes are described in Chapter 3. Soil types and their uses in pipe embedment and backfill are discussed. Design methods are placed in two general classes--rigid pipe design and flexible pipe design. Pipe performance limits are given and recommended safety factors are reviewed. A detailed discussion of the finite element method for design of buried pipe systems is included. Chapter 4 deals with the design methods for buried pressure pipe installation. Included in this chapter are specific design techniques for various pressure piping products. Methods for determining internal loads, external loads, and combined loads are given along with design bases. Chapter 5, the final chapter, deals with various generic pipe products in two general classes: rigid pipe and flexible pipe. For each product, selected standards and material properties are listed. Actual design examples for the various products are given.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Moser, A P
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 231 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00497325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-07-043490-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM