SOIL STRESSES AND DISPLACEMENTS IN A CONCRETE PIPE TRENCH INSTALLATION.

Ross B. Corotis*, Raymond J. Krizek, Thomas H. Wenzel

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Abstract

The field performance of a full-scale reinforced concrete pipe in a trench installation is described. Total normal stresses were measured by specially designed stress cells placed in the soil and at the soil-pipe interface. Relative displacements between the pipe wall and various discrete points in the soil immediately adjacent to the pipe were determined by means of settlement plates with stems extending through sleeves into the pipe. Stresses and relative displacements, as well as horizontal and vertical diameter changes, were monitored periodically as the height of cover above they pipe increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number640
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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