STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF A REINFORCED CONCRETE ARCH CULVERT (PHASE 3-CEDAR CREEK)--SECTION V (VOLUME 3): DATA ANALYSIS BY NEUTRAL POINT METHOD (STANDARD 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 internal loadings and internal strains. The program is applied to two zones using a standard structural section designed for low--60 ft (18.3 m)--overfills. One zone was surrounded by compacted, ordinary, embankment material, the other by a single bale thickness of straw. Comparisons of behavior are based on quasi-theoretical results and qualitative observations of cracking. Overfills at these two zones were approximately 64 ft (19.5 m).

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

    California Department of Transportation

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

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  • Pagination: 259 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 624120/624183
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CA-ST4120-77-07Final Rpt., FCP 45I2-102
  • Contract Numbers: D-4-11
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM