Behavior of Pipes Buried in Expansive Clays

by G. Kassiff,
J.G. Zeitlen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 133-150

Document Type: Journal Paper


Results of study of stresses induced in pipes buried in field in expansive clay and exposed to seasonal changes, as well as irrigation; asbestos cement pipes were tested to determine stresses at various sections; measurements of soil moisture changes and soil movements; high stresses resulted in pipe through inequalities in lateral and vertical swelling behavior of clay; these stresses could be greater than those caused by internal pressure.

Subject Headings: Stress analysis | Buried pipes | Pressure pipes | Soil water | Expansive soils | Soil pressure | Soil stress | Soil-pipe interaction

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