FEASIBILITY STUDY OF REINFORCED PLASTIC UTILITY POLES AND PILING

THIS REPORT PRESENTS THE RESULTS OF A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE USE OF REINFORCED PLASTIC TELEPHONE POLES AND PILING FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION OVER SEAS. THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF REINFORCED PLASTICS FABRICATION WAS STUDIED TO DETERMINE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF REINFORCED PLASTIC POLES. INFORMATION ON COSTS AND LOGISTICS RELATING TO THE SHIPMENT AND USE OF TIMBER POLES VERSUS REINFORCED PLASTIC POLES WAS COLLECTED AND EVALUATED. THE RESULTS OF THESE STUDIES INDICATE THAT REINFORCED PLASTIC POLES MAY BE DESIGNED TO REPLACE TIMBER POLES WITH ABOUT ONE-QUARTER THE LOGISTICAL WEIGHT PER POLE, ABOUT ONE-QUARTER THE VOLUME, AND A COST INCREASE OF SIX TO TEN TIMES. BECAUSE OF THE PRESENT ECONOMICAL DISADVANTAGES, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT INVESTIGATIONS OF REINFORCED PLASTIC POLES AND PILING BE TERMINATED UNTIL THEY BECOME MORE ECONOMICALLY COMPETITIVE OR UNTIL THE USE REQUIREMENTS ARE SHOWN TO JUSTIFY THE HIGHER COST. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Misc Paper 5-12, 27 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio River Division Labs

    5851 Mariemont Avenue
    Cincinnatti, OH  United States  45227
  • Authors:
    • Graham, R D
  • Publication Date: 1968-11

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  • Accession Number: 00215150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1994 12:00AM