Field performance of a concrete pipe culvert installed using standard installations

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Conference1st Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures: 10 July 2005, Hamilton, Ontario
Pages591601; # of pages: 11
AbstractIn August 2000, a concrete pipe culvert of 1370 mm inside diameter was installed under a truck route in the former Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (now City of Ottawa) using the Standard Installations method. The project demonstrated two installation conditions, known as Type 2 and Type 3. In order to evaluate the pipe performance and verify the Standard Installations theory, two pipe sections were instrumented to evaluate the loading conditions and enable a comparison of the Standard Installations theory. The performance monitoring conducted over a three-year period showed good correlation with the Standard Installations theory. The measured performance of the pipe from the test site compared to the predicted performance for Standard Installations has resulted in some very informative findings on the interaction between pipe and soil, and provides the owners of infrastructure with design options for concrete pipe. This research offers a cost effective alternative to the current design method developed morethan seventy years ago.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48187
NPARC number20378296
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