BEHAVIOR OF THE RECONSTRUCTED WOLF CREEK CULVERT

REPLACEMENT OF AN 18,5-FOOT DIAMETER STRUCTURAL-PLATE CULVERT UNDER 83 FEET OF COVER USING IMPERFECT TRENCH TYPE CONSTRUCTION. THE RECONSTRUCTED CULVERT WAS INSTRUMENTED TO STUDY ITS BEHAVIOR. THE INSTRUMENTATION CONSISTED OF SR-4 STRAIN GAGES ON THE CULVERT WALLS AT APPROXIMATELY MID- HEIGHT, CARLSON SOIL STRESS METERS, PLACED ON OUTSIDE WALLS, RUBBER PRESSURE CELLS PLACED IN FILL AND SETTLEMENT CELLS IN THE FILL ON EACH SIDE OF THE CULVERT. RESULTS OF THE TESTS CORRELATED WELL AND DEMONSTRATED THAT THE VERTICAL LOAD ON THE CULVERT WAS MUCH LESS THAN THE WEIGHT OF OVERLYING COLUMN OF EARTH. THERE WAS NO MEASUREABLE DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE PAVEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE IMPERFECT TRENCH TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Montana State Highway Commission

    ,    

    Montana State University, Bozeman

    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717
  • Authors:
    • Willet, G A
    • Scheer, A C
  • Publication Date: 1967

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hpr-1(5)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1994 12:00AM