Failure modes and mechanisms in gray cast iron pipe

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ConferenceUnderground Infrastructure Research: Municipal, Industrial and Environmental Applications, Proceedings of the International Conference on Underground Infrastructure Research: 10 June 2001, Kitchener, Ontario
Pages110; # of pages: 10
SubjectCast iron
AbstractFailures in cast iron water mains are more complex and diverse than is widely understood in the industry. This paper discusses the modes and causes of pipe failures that have been encountered during a three year investigation by the National Research Council Canada. In addition to corrosion, manufacturing defects, human error and unexpected levels of pipe loading all play a role in the large number of pipe failures that occur each year.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number44218
NPARC number20386366
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Record created2012-07-25
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