EVALUATION OF FIELD PERFORMANCE OF BURIED PLASTIC PIPE-TEST INSTALLATION IN OLD TOWN, MAINE

A National Cooperative Highway Research Program - Project 4-11, entitled Buried Plastic Pipe for Drainage of Transportation Facilities", has been initiated to develop a comprehensive manual for the design, installation, and use of buried plastic pipe. In cooperation with NCHRP and its contractor, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., the Maine Department of Transportation undertook a project to establish a test location for evaluating six types of plastic pipe having shallow cover and being subjected to controlled cyclic surface wheel loads. A second objective is to study the frost penetration of the soils immediately adjacent to the pipes. The projected duration of this study is two years. The report details the installation of the six types of plastic pipe, the instrumentation used to monitor the behavior of the plastic pipes, and the load test performed subsequent to the installation of the test pipes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Department of Transportation

    Materials and Research Division, Box 1208, Hogan Road
    Bangor, ME  United States  04402
  • Authors:
    • Harmon, R M
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Paper 76-2
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM