Plane strain finite element programs with isoparametric elements have been developed and used to investigate the problem of projecting conduits on the following lines: Assessment of assumptions involved in Marston-Spangler theory; the effect of various parameters such as height of fill/diameter ratio, diameter/thickness ratio of the pipe, backfill properties and bedding angle; detailed soil pressure distribution on the pipe surface and standardization of these variations for design recommendations; the effect of sequential construction by considering the linear and nonlinear soil behaviour; the effect of nonlinear behavior of soil.

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  • Pagination: p. 886-900

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  • Accession Number: 00156409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM