A review has been made of the available information on the design and construction of large diameter thin-wall pipes to provide definitive guidance on the technical and economic merits of this form of construction. The information in CIRIA Report 78 is presented under four main areas. First, a critical review of the design methods in current use is made, with an explanation of the basis of application of the proposed method. Second, a description of the pipe materials available is given, together with the techniques employed for jointing and protection. The third topic is a guide to the procedures necessary to obtain backfill which meets design requirements. Finally an estimate is made of the relevant costs of different materials and the construction operations required in a completed pipeline. A section is also included on possible future research and development. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Compston, D G
    • Cray, P
    • Shann, C D
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00196902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIRIA Report 78 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM