STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF A REINFORCED CONCRETE ARCH CULVERT (PHASE 3-CEDAR CREEK)--SECTION V (VOLUME 2): DATA ANALYSIS BY NEUTRAL POINT METHOD (RIGID SECTIONS)
A neutral point (elastic center) program for analysis of arch culverts was used to assess quasi-theoretical values of internal forces and stresses in a large, 22-ft (6.7 m) arch culvert buried under 191 ft (58 m) of overfill at Cedar Creek. These values are compared with experimental observations to assess validity of measurements of external loadings and internal strains. The program is applied to two zones in which a specially deisgned, rigid structural section is employed to sustain the dead load of the full embankment depth. One zone is surrounded by ordinary, compacted embankment material (Method A), the other by a single bale thickness of straw. Comparisons of behavior are based on quasi-theoretical results and qualitative observations of cracking. /FHWA/
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- This report was performed in conjunction with the research project entitled "Arch Calvert Study" in cooperation with the DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
Sacramento, CA United States 95814
- Davis, R E
- Nix, H D
- Bacher, A E
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Pagination: 417 p.
- TRT Terms: Arches; Data analysis; Linings; Loads; Mathematical analysis; Overtopping; Strain (Mechanics); Structural analysis; Structural mechanics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Pycnometers; Structural behavior
- Old TRIS Terms: Overfills; Rigid linings; Strains
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology;
- Accession Number: 00182698
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 624120/624183
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CA-ST4120-77-06Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: D-4-11
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM