SLOTTED CORRUGATED METAL PIPE DRAINS

THE APPLICATION OF A SLOTTED CORRUGATED METAL PIPE DRAIN IS BENEFICIAL TO EFFECTIVE DRAINAGE DESIGN. THE ABILITY OF AN 18-INCH DIAMETER SLOTTED PIPE TO CARRY LEGAL WHEEL LOADS IS INVESTIGATED IN THIS PROJECT. ALSO, THE DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE OF SLOTTED CORRUGATED METAL PIPE DRAINS AS USED ON CALIFORNIA HIGHWAYS ARE DISCUSSED. BOTH 14-GAGE AND 16- GAGE CORRUGATED METAL PIPE, 18 INCHES IN DIAMETER, WERE INVESTIGATED. BASED UPON PIPE DEFLECTION DATA UNDER HEAVY WHEEL LOADS, THE SLOTTED DRAIN PIPE, FABRICATED TO STANDARDS SPECIFIED IN CALIFORNIA STANDARD PLANS, JANUARY, 1971, WITH PROPER BACK-FILLING IS CAPABLE OF CARRYING OCCASIONAL LEGAL HIGHWAY WHEEL LOADS. HOWEVER, A SERIES OF FATIGUE ENDURANCE TESTS SHOULD BE PERFORMED ON SLOTTED PIPE DRAINS IF FREQUENT REPETITIVE LOADS ARE ANTICIPATED. THE CALIFORNIA STANDARD PLANS ARE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT APPENDIX. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Materials and Research Department
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Nordlin, E F
    • STOKER, J R
    • Page, B G
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No D-4-79
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1972 12:00AM