EXPERIMENTAL HIGH ENERGY CULVERTS UTILIZING CONCRETE RINGS IN CONCRETE PIPE

The Ohio Department of Transportation has completed one of two culverts utilizing the principle of concrete internal energy dissipator rings in concrete pipe sections. This design was chosen so that external energy dissipating devices such as stilling wells would not be needed. Simulation tests conducted at the University of Akron for the Hog Run culvert indicate the bevels and grooves implemented in the design did not excessively deteriorate the tumbling action in the outlet pipe chamber. When completed, the two culverts will be continuously monitored to obtain depth of flow and velocity data. It is expected that sufficient information will be obtained to enable the standardization of internal energy dissipators for use throughout the state. High energy culverts can now be constructed with only a slight variation from the prefabricated pipe with rock channel concept and enable the use of concrete culvert pipe over a much broader range of drainage applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Pipe Association

    1501 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA  USA  22209
  • Authors:
    • Pettit, C G
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 43-49
  • Serial:
    • Concrete Pipe News
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Concrete Pipe Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097750
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM