A Research Plan and Report on Factors Affecting Culvert Pipe Service Life in Minnesota

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  09/24/2012


Researchers evaluated factors affecting the service lives of culvert pipe materials. Then they developed guidance to help engineers maximize culvert service lives by choosing the materials best suited to the environments in which pipes will be placed and by using the most effective methods available for inspecting these pipes. In the study, researchers found that joint separation was a significant problem in concrete pipes and corrosion a problem in steel pipes.

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