STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF A REINFORCED CONCRETE ARCH CULVERT

STUDIES ARE MADE OF THE BEHAVIOR OF AN ARCH CULVERT EMBEDDED IN A DEEP EMBANKMENT AND SUBJECTED TO A VARIETY OF BACKFILLIG CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ORDINARY BACKFILL AND WITH LOOSE SOIL IN A TRENCH SURMOUNTING THE ARCH, WITH BALED STRAW SURMOUNTING THE ARCH, AND W WITH BALED STRAW SURROUNDING THE ENTIRE BARREL. TWO STRUCTURAL SECTIONS WITH DIFFEREING RIGIDITIES WERE ALSO TESTED. SOIL PRESSURES WERE MEASURED AT NINE LOCATIONS AROUND THE EXTRADOS AT EACH OF SEVEN STATIONS. SOIL PRESSURES ACTING ON THE CULVERT WERE CONVERTED TO EFFECTIVE DENSITIES. STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF THE ARCH CULVERT IS ASSESSED USING MEASURED LOADINGS IN CONJUNCTIGN WITH A NEUTRAL POINT ANALYSIS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Bridge Department
    Sacramento, CA  United States  05914

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Davis, R E
    • Bacher, A E
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D-4-11
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 8 1971 12:00AM