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There are numerous books which give you the loading characteristics you should look at. One book is the Handbook of Steel Drainage and Highway Construction Methods available from the American Iron and Steel Institute. Another is the Civil Engineering Handbook.
 
Jamie Lawson P.Eng.
MJL Engineering Ltd.
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
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From: Ritter, Mike <mritter(--nospam--at)lgt.lg.com>
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Cc: Campbell, Steve G. (Oak Ridge) <scampbell(--nospam--at)lgt.lg.com>; Bowling, Kevin <kbowling(--nospam--at)lgt.lg.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 6:18 AM
Subject: Loads on Buried Pipes

>Group,
>
>I need a reference for evaluating a buried pipe subjected to surcharge
>loads.  Specifically, Ductile Iron Pipe.  Mine is 48" diameter, buried
>at least 5' below grade, and will be subjected to wheel loading.  Does
>anybody have a reference for this kind of evaluation?
>
>Thanks in advance,  Michael Ritter, ******* ******* ***
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