Development of New Corrosion/Abrasion Guidelines for Selection of Culvert Pipe Materials, Phase II

The existing Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) corrosion guidelines for pipe material type selection do not specify the service life for any pipes used for drainage. A 50-year service life is assumed for any pipe that satisfies the corrosion level criteria in the existing guidelines. New design and retrofit procedures are needed to incorporate corrosion and abrasion factors to select the proper type of pipes for specific drainage applications with realistic estimates of the service life.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Colorado Department of Transportation

      4201 East Arkansas Avenue
      Denver, CO  USA  80222
    • Project Managers:

      Khan, Aziz

    • Performing Organizations:

      Colorado State University, Fort Collins

      Fort Collins, CO  USA  80523
    • Principal Investigators:

      Thornton, Cristopher

    • Start Date: 20091215
    • Actual Completion Date: 20141201
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10540

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01503815
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Colorado Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 106.01
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 18 2014 1:01AM