Design of Pipe Attachments for Precast Culvert Headwalls

Little engineering guidance is available to help engineers determine the most effective and economic method for attaching culvert pipe to precast concrete headwalls. Arched pipe culverts have been especially challenging. Considerable engineering effort is expended each year in the review and design of proposed headwall attachment methods. Additionally, field construction has been problematic due to nonstandard and varying methods. Long term performance information is also lacking. The objective of this research project is to determine which attachment designs are optimal in terms of cost, constructability, environmental impact, and performance and develop standard design drawings and specifications for statewide use.


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    • Status: Terminated
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

      2301 Peger Road
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99701
    • Project Managers:

      Sweeney, James

    • Start Date: 20041213
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20050930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 12113

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462894
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
    • Contract Numbers: HPR-4000(37), T2-03-04
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:12PM