Field performance of a concrete pipe culvert installed using standard installations

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Conference33rd Annual General Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering: 02 June 2005, Toronto, Ontario
Pages2101 - 210-13
SubjectConcrete; Concrete
AbstractIn August 2000, a concrete pipe culvert of 1370mm 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 (2) 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 more than seventy years ago.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48332
NPARC number20377363
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