Large Diameter Plastic Pipe Designby James C. Schluter, Armco Inc, Middletown, OH, USA,
Abstract: This paper presents a rationale for the design of large diameter plastic pipes for gravity flow applications. This procedure, applicable for all plastic pipes, adapts state-of-the-art soil-structure interaction principles established for flexible metal pipes to plastics. Varying mechanical properties within the plastic material itself are accounted for. Reduced stiffness with increasing diameters is recommended.
Subject Headings: Plastic pipes | Soil-pipe interaction | Plastic design | Pipe sizes | Soil structures | Soil-structure interaction | Material properties | Pipe flow
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