Notice: This news piece was created prior to the formation of the British Precast Drainage Association.
New Factsheet “Structural design of buried pipelines: The importance of correct classification of pipes and validating theory with practice"
Describes why the correct structural classification of different pipe materials and designs is essential to ensure that the appropriate design method is used. Only by establishing if a pipe is “rigid”, “semi-rigid” or “flexible” can the performance of the pipeline be reliably anticipated, when properly installed using suitable embedment. It also explains the importance of comprehensive and rigorous in-situ testing on new material combinations and product designs to ensure that their structural classification, corresponding design method and short and long term performance is assured. A copy can be downloaded from here
Published on 30th November -0001
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