This report contains the findings of research performed to develop a recommended load and resistance factor design (LRFD) specification for thermoplastic pipe used in culverts and drainage systems for highway structures. The report details the research performed and includes a recommended LRFD design specification, a quality assurance specification for manufactured thermoplastic pipe, and the results of supporting analyses. Thus, the report will be of immediate interest to bridge and structural design engineers and materials engineers in state highway agencies, as well as to thermoplastic pipe suppliers.American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Plastics Design Manuala ASCE Manual for Practice No. ... Soil and Large Diameter Flexible Pipe, a Texas Transportation Institute, Texas Aaamp;M University System, Proceedings of ... DiFrancesco, L. C., aLaboratory Testing of High Density Polyethylene Drainage Pipes, a M.Sc. thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993.
|Title||:||Updated Test and Design Methods for Thermoplastic Drainage Pipe|
|Author||:||Timothy J. McGrath, Ian D. Moore, Yick Grace Hsuan|
|Publisher||:||Transportation Research Board - 2009-01-01|