Design Methodology for Corrugated Metal Pipe Tiedowns, HR-332, Phase 1, 1993

(1993) Design Methodology for Corrugated Metal Pipe Tiedowns, HR-332, Phase 1, 1993. Transportation, Department of


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Questionnaires were sent to transportation agencies in all 50 states in the U.S., to Puerto Rico, and all provinces in Canada asking about their experiences with uplift problems of - corrugated metal pipe (CMP). Responses were received from 52 agencies who reported 9 failures within the last 5 years. Some agencies also provided design standards for tiedowns to resist uplift. There was a wide variety in restraining forces used; for example for a pipe 6 feet in diameter, the resisting force ranged from 10 kips to 66 kips. These responses verified the earlier conclusion based on responses from Iowa county engineers that a potential uplift danger exists.when end restraint is not provided for CMP and that existing designs have an unclear theoretical or experimental basis. In an effort to develop more rational design standards, the longitudinal stiffness of three CMP ranging from 4 to 8 feet in diameter were measured in the laboratory. Because only three tests were conducted, a theoretical model to evaluate the stiffness of pipes of a variety of gages and corrugation geometries was also developed. The experimental results indicated a "stiffness" EI in the range of 9.11 x 10^5 k-in^2 to 34.43 x 10^5 k-in^2 for the three pipes with the larger diameter pipes having greater stiffness. The theoretical model developed conservatively estimates these stiffnesses.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Corrugated pipe, Data collection, Design standards, Failure, Field tests, Finite element method, Future, Longitudinal stiffeners, Longitudinal strength, Metal pipe, Questionnaires, Research, Slopes, Soil structure interaction, Surveys, Theory, Tiedowns, Uplift pressure
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 19666
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2015 19:21
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 19:21