Predicting the performance limits of soil-culvert systems

Yahia E.A. Mohamedzein*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A finite element model for elastic plastic large deformation analysis of soil-culvert systems is presented. Predictions of this numerical model are in good agreement with failure tests on full size soil-culvert systems. All the current closed-form buckling theories give very conservative results when compared to finite element analysis because these theories neglect part of the soil support. The finite element analyses show that including the soil support leads to an increase in the critical failure pressures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: May 24 1992May 27 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of Engineering Mechanics


OtherProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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