Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

The centrifuge model technique is used to evaluate the behavior of a 5-in. X 5-in. concrete box culvert under a 4-in. backfill soil. Two different types of soil installations are studied: embankment and trench. Results of the centrifuge model study for both installations are compared with each other, and with predictions of a finite element code, CANDE (Culvert ANalysis and DEsign). Furthermore, the influence of soil stiffness for backfill is studied. The results of CANDE analyses including a nonlinear constitutive model for characterizing soil and incremental construction w1th a symmetric mesh are reported.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Behavior of Buried Concrete Box Culvert

The centrifuge model technique is used to evaluate the behavior of a 5-in. X 5-in. concrete box culvert under a 4-in. backfill soil. Two different types of soil installations are studied: embankment and trench. Results of the centrifuge model study for both installations are compared with each other, and with predictions of a finite element code, CANDE (Culvert ANalysis and DEsign). Furthermore, the influence of soil stiffness for backfill is studied. The results of CANDE analyses including a nonlinear constitutive model for characterizing soil and incremental construction w1th a symmetric mesh are reported.