Hounsome, I W S and Fairfield, Charles A (2001) Failure probabilities for plastic utility ducts in roadway trench reinstatements. Transport, 147 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0965 092XFull text not available from this repository.
Wavin Industrial Products Limited arranged access in conjunction with Balfour Beatty Construction Limited and Bovis Construction Limited to the Braehead construction site, near Glasgow, to test a mixture of smooth bore and corrugated utility ducts in situ . Samples of all ducts were then parallel plate compression tested to BS EN 50086. Results of all site tests are presented with cumulative frequency charts showing the likelihood of a duct failing. Detailed analysis and discussion of the test results from site then follow. Key points arising from the field deformation measurements were: the stiffest ducts performed well; at no point did the vertical diametral strain exceed 5·3%. This indicated both good-quality duct and good-quality installation. Comparisons are drawn with other types of duct and the cumulative frequency plots revealed that duct stiffness played a major role in ensuring satisfactory performance. The vertical diametral strains are categorized with pass/fail decisions attached to each category. This paper casts doubt on the 450 N limiting force at 5% vertical diametral strain; the authors feel it is too low and that 700 kPa is a more suitable minimum specific stiffness. This was supported by a plot of failure probability against average specific stiffness from four different ducts tested in situ over the last five years.
|Print ISSN:||0965 092X|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Plastic pipes; Underground ducts; Failure; Loading; Stiffness; Parallel plate compression tests;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 620 Engineering & allied operations|
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
|Library of Congress Subjects:||T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements|
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Depositing User:||RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||19 Feb 2008 12:55|
|Last Modified:||27 Jan 2015 08:52|
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