STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF A REINFORCED CONCRETE ARCH CULVERT (PHASE 3-CEDAR CREEK)--SECTION III: DETERMINATION OF EXPERIMENTAL, INTERNAL ARCH BARREL FORCES

Methods are described for the interpretation of readings of transducers, including SR-4 gages and Carlson strainmeters embedded in the barrel of a 22-ft (6.7 m), reinforced concrete arch barrel under 191 ft (58 m) of overfill. Strain histories observed during embankment construction are traced for a zone employing Method A Backfill and for a second zone in which the arch barrel was surrounded by a low modulus inclusion comprising a single layer of baled straw. Observed strain patterns are translated into resisting moments and thrusts in the barrel, and plots are provided as functions of time and embankment depth. /FHWA/

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    • This report was performed in conjunction with the research project entitled "Arch Calvert Study" in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Structures and Engineering Services, 1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814
  • Authors:
    • Davis, R E
    • Nix, H D
    • Bacher, A E
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Pagination: 1459 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 624120/624183
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CA-ST4120-77-03Final Rpt., FCP 45I2-102
  • Contract Numbers: D-4-11
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM