BEHAVIOR OF BURIED CONCRETE PIPE

Raymond J. Krizek*, Paul V. McQuade

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Abstract

The principles of soil-structure interaction, facilitated by the advent of high speed digital computers and the finite element method, have been applied to develop a mathematical model that is used to analyze the behavior of concrete pipe buried in a soil mass. The material properties of both components (soil and pipe) and the construction sequence have been incorporated in the analysis in a reasonably realistic manner, and calculated results for eight different field installations (two at East Liberty, Ohio, and six at Mountainhouse Creek, Calif. ) are compared with measured field behavior. Primary emphasis is given to the stress distribution at the soil-pipe interface and the diameter changes that occur, because experimental information on these response parameters is available from all eight installations; however, some attention is given to the stresses and strains in the soil immediately adjacent to the pipes at the East Liberty installations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-836
Number of pages22
JournalASCE J Geotech Eng Div
Volume104
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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