A Laboratory Investigation on Three-Sided Structures

Egyptian Concrete Company has recently developed the three-side precast concrete box culverts which adopted the advantages of flat-top and arch-top box culverts: (1) easy and low cost of manufacturing of flat-top culverts and (2) capability of relatively long span of arch-top culvert. The walls and slab of the three-sided culverts have been designed to resist the bending moment and shear force developed by the following loads: (1) dead load of soil top cover, (2) self-weight, (3) lateral earth pressure and (4) live load from traffic. However, the structural performance and efficiency, as compared to other types of have not yet been evaluated. Therefore, the structural performance of the three-sided box culverts developed by Egyptian Concrete Company will be evaluated in this research project through experimental and analytical investigations.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $14087.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Egyptian Concrete Company

    127 Elm Street
    Suite 320
    Washington, MO  United States  63090
  • Principal Investigators:

    Belarbi, Abdeldjelil

  • Start Date: 20080515
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18595

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462529
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014, 00022561
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:05PM