STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF A REINFORCED CONCRETE ARCH CULVERT (PHASE 3-CEDAR CREEK)--SECTION IV: PROPERTIES OF EMBANKMENT MATERIALS

An application of Kondner's Method of simlulating stress/strain curves by regression hyperbolae is made for four soil samples taken from an embankment in which a 22-ft (6.7 m) arch was buried under 191 ft (58 m) of overfill. Numerical data are developed for soil properties to be used in a finite element analysis of the embankment and culvert. Triaxial test equipment employed did not permit measurements of volume changes, so the report does not include derivations of Poisson's ratio. A discussion is included of application of the method for determination of an elastic modulus for the baled straw used as a low modulus inclusion surrounding the arch barrel over half of the culvert's length. /FHWA/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was performed in conjunction with the research project entitled "Arch Culvert Study" in cooperation with the 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: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 624120/624183
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CA-ST7120-77-04Final Rpt., FCP 45I2-102
  • Contract Numbers: D-4-11
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM