Pipe and Soil Mechanics for Buried Corrugated HDPE Pipe

High density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes are being installed as buried conduits at an increasing rate. HDPE pipes are lightweight and resistant to corrosion and abrasion. Because HDPE pipes are flexible, the soil embedment is a major component of the conduit. To assure adequate pipe stiffness, corrugated and profile wall pipes are becoming available. Design is based on pipe-soil interaction using fundamental principles of pipe and soil mechanics. This paper examines performance and performance limits and suggests design procedures for typical installations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Pipeline Engineering and Construction: What's on the Horizon? Proceedings of the Pipelines 2004 International Conference, August 1-4, 2004, San Diego, California

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  • Accession Number: 01003187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407452
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2005 3:14PM