Fifty-eight pipe culvert installations were evaluted for durability characteristics and assigned a Pipe Rating (PR) to aid in numerical analysis and correlation with environmental soil and water conditions. Minimum soil resistivity is described as the most important single parameter affecting pipe culvert durability. Resistivity, however, is not reliable enough to use by itself to predict pipe corrosion. Miniumum soil resistivity, pH, total soluble slats, and sulfate content are interdependent parameters affecting pipe corrosion. Test procedures are given to facilitate determinations for minimum soil resistivity, pH, total soluble salts and sulfate content. Total soluble salt content is a more significant factor than any single soluble salt content in predicting pipe material performance. Selection guidelines are given along with examples to aid in pipe material selection. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Utah Department of Transportation

    Research and Development Section, 757 West Second South
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84104
  • Authors:
    • Leatham, J L
    • Peterson, G E
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UDOT-IMP-76-1
  • Contract Numbers: HPR-PL-PR-1(15)
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM