The discussers question several statements made in the original paper. These questions pertain to: the high rate of meter failure; continuous stress-height functions; asymmetry of soil loading; finite element analyses as applied to culverts embedded in deep embankments; and anomalies in shape changes in pipes. It is also noted that there may be significant lag between the time the horizontal diameter stops contracting, as the fill reaches ground level, and the time when it begins to expand, while the vertical diameter manifests the reverse pehemonon.

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  • Accession Number: 00194190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 1444 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM