The design procedure for conduits, culverts, and pipes vary due to life cycle considerations, material types used, loading types applied, and construction methods utilized. This course provides guidance on applying different types of loading such as (a) internal/external pressure, (b) vertical and horizontal pressures due to groundwater, surcharge water, and concentrated live loads, (c) trench earth loading with or without superimposed fill, and (d) embankment earth loads.
In this course, the student will review Engineer Manual (EM) 1110-2-2909, “Engineering and Design – Conduits, Culverts, and Pipes” published by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. This course is most relevant to engineers involved in, or wishing to gain knowledge on, the design of conduits, culverts, and pipes.
The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions at the end of this course to earn PDH credits.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Life cycle design of conduits, culverts and pipe
- Design considerations for cast-in-place conduits for dams
- Circular reinforced concrete pipe for small dams and levees
- Corrugated metal pipe for rural levees and culverts
- Design of concrete culverts
- Design of plastic, ductile iron and steel pipe
- Pipe jacking methods
- Design procedures for trench/embankment earth loading, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, and internal/external fluid pressures.
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