Technical Papers

This page contains a number of technical papers and references that deal with behavior of pipes and culverts.

Codes & Reports:

  • Pipe Dreams: Water Supply Pipeline Projects in the West
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), June 2012, 46 pp.
  • Buried No Longer: Confronting America's Water Infrastructure Challenge
    American water Works Association (AWWA) estimates the massive investment needed for buried drinking water infrastructure in the United States totals more than $1 trillion between now and 2035!, February 2012, 37 pp.
  • Testing of PipeMedic™ Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Rehabilitation of Gas Pipe Mains
    Final Report, GTI Project 21068. Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL, 2011, 16 pp.
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Rupture and Fire, San Bruno, California
    National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports on the explosion of the PG&E gas pipeline in San Bruno, CA that resulted in 8 deaths and millions of dollars of property damage, NTSB/PAR-11/01, August 30, 2011, 153 pp.
  • Power Piping: ASME Code for Pressure Piping B31.1-2007essure Piping B31.1-2007
    American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), 2007
  • Design and Qualification of Cured-In-Place Liners for Rehabilitation of ASME Safety Class 3 Piping Systems
    Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), 2006
  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Case N 589-1
    American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), 2002
  • Technical Manual for Design and Construction of Road Tunnels - Civil Elements
    US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 2009
  • ASTM D2992-06 Standard Practice for Obtaining Hydrostatic Pressure Design Basis for Fiberglass Pipe & Fittings
    American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)
  • ASTM D3754-06 Standard Specification for Fiberglass Sewer and Industrial Pressure Pipe
    American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)
  • ASTM D3861-91Standard Test Method for Quantity of Water-Extractable Matter in Membrane Filters
    American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)
  • ASTM F1216-09 Rehab of Pipelines with Resin Impregnated Tubes
    American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)
  • Technical Papers:

  • Reinforced Concrete Pipe (Culvert) Repair Experimental Study ND 09-01
    F.G. Ziegler, and R.Horner, North Dakota Department of Transportation, Bismarck, ND, May 2010, 97pp.
  • Seventy-Two Projects, $600 Million, and 15 Years - Now What?
    R. Coffey, S. Marino, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Thrust Restraint Concepts and Beam Loads for Segmented Pipelines at Bends
    R. Conner, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Breathing New Life Into Old Water Pipelines: Renewal Case Studies in the Southeast U.S.
    T. Ball, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • How to Fund Pipeline Renewal: Transitioning from O & M Funds to Capital Improvement Budgets
    R. Loera, A. Pridmore, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Managing Gravity Pipelines in Philadelphia
    E. Speer, G. Collier, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Verification of PCCP Failure Margin and Risk Curves
    R. Ojdrovic, P. Nardini, M. Zarghamee, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Analysis and Testing of a Prototype Jointing System for Bar-Wrapped, Steel Cylinder Concrete Pressure Pipe
    M. Najafi, R. Mielke, G. Ramirez, et al., ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Rehabilitating a Life Line: Inspecting and Repairing the Hultman Aqueduct in Metropolitan Boston
    P. Savard, P. McGovern, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Power Generation Case Study: Feasibility of Carbon Fiber and Alternative Repair Methods
    G. Bologna, A. Pridmore, M. Geraghty, J. Alexander, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Internal PCCP Force Main Deterioration - Analysis and Rehabilitation
    G. Mak, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Quality Assurance Procedures for Repair of Concrete Pressure Pipes with CFRP Composites
    M. Engindeniz, R. Ojdrovic, M. Zarghamee, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Pipeline Rehabilitation Amidst Environmentally Sensitive Location
    S. Bian, A. Pridmore, R. Loera, J. Marshall, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Large Diameter Watermain Condition Assessment and Evaluation
    T. Bowers, J. Jones, T. Connolly, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Transitioning from Leak Detection to Leak Prevention: Proactive Repair of Steel Pipelines Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites
    M. Geraghty, A. Pridmore, J. Sanchez, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Statistical Analysis of Condition Assessment Data and Prediction of Future Performance of PCCP
    M. Zarghamee, P. Cranston, R. Fongemie, D. Wittas, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Pipeline Engineering: How to Plan For Everything
    K. Calderwood, R. Leclair, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Innovative Joint Proves Successful in Critical Slipline Project
    T. Baas, J. Gardner, R. Mielke, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Observations from Several Condition Assessments of Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe Used at Energy Generation Facilities
    T. Stong, R. Jorgenson, J. Sauer, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe Condition Assessment - What Works, What Doesn't, What's Next
    M. Zarghamee, R. Ojdrovic, P. Nardini, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • National Database for Water Infrastructure System
    S. Sinha, W. Graf, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Approaches to Fatigue Design in Thermoplastic Pipe
    S. Williams, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Evaluation of Seven Flexible Linings to Determine Suitability as an Alternative to Mortar Lining
    S. Christensen, G. Neilson, B. Spickelemire, et al., ASCE Pipelines Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Large Diameter HDD Project for LAVWMA Western Terminus
    K. Wallin, M. Wallin, D. Bennett, S. McGuire, and M. Jaeger, NASTT, No-Dig Show, Washington, DC, 2011
  • Latest Advances in Pipeline Renovation with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)
    Mo Ehsani, Proceedings of the Water Distribution System Analysis, Tucson, September 12-15, 2010
  • Rehab of 100-Year-Old Large Size Circular and Non-Circular Sewers
    M. Spero, and D. Shirdokar, NASTT, No-Dig Show, Chicago, IL, 2010
  • Construction of Non-Circular Sewer Rehabilitation Projects in Los Angeles
    Brad Jenson, Yasmin Hafeez, Yoon Cho, and Ed Gobaton, NASTT, No-Dig Show, Chicago, IL, 2010
  • Acoustic Monitoring of Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe
    Matt Wheatley B. Eng, Regional Manager, Pure Technologies US Inc., Columbia, MD
  • Liner Long-Term Performance Life Prediction Using Critical Buckling Strain
    W. Zhao and G. Whittle, NASTT, No-Dig Show, Dallas, TX, 2008
  • New Developments in Liner Design Due to ATV-M 127-2
    B. Falter, NASTT, No-Dig Show, Dallas, TX, 2008
  • Non-Circular Sewer Liner Installation and Future Projects in Los Angeles
    B. Jenson, S. Sasnakul, and H. Shah, NASTT, No-Dig Show, Dallas, TX, 2008
  • Challenges in Lining a 100 Year Old Brick Sewer
    B. Jenson, K. Hanks, Y. Hafeez, H. Masoud, C, Dennis, and M. Lin, NASTT, No-Dig Show, San Diego, CA, 2007
  • Cured-In-Place Pipe-Minimizing Risk by Defect Coding
    Robert Lee, NASTT, No-Dig Show, San Diego, CA, 2007
  • Large Bore Rectangular Box Culvert and Non Circular Rehabilitation with CIPP
    F. Tinberg Jr., NASTT, No-Dig Show, San Diego, CA, 2007
  • Carbon Fiber Composite for Concrete Repair
    Jay Thomas, Vice President Structural Preservation Systems, Inc., Springfield, Virginia
  • Seismic Strengthening of Large Diameter Steel Waterline with Advanced Composites
    Abstract by James A. Mason, Thomas D. O’Rourke, and Scott Jones, Proceedings of the 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering April 18-22, 2006, San Francisco, California, USA Paper No. 1654
  • City of Los Angeles Conducts a Test Installation of a Non-Circular Would Pipeline Rehabilitation Method
    K. Hanks, W. Lawson, J. Park, S. Pham, R. Chang, and T. Haung, NASTT, No-Dig Show, Orlando, FL, 2005
  • Application of Glass-Reinforced Plastic to Sewer Rehabilitation
    L. Osborn, NASTT, No-Dig Show, Orlando, FL, 2005
  • Rehabilitation Method for Increasing Flow Velocity and Reducing Sedimentation
    HK Hwang, HM Song, and DH Koo, NASTT, No-Dig Show, Orlando, FL, 2005
  • Trenchless Repairing of Underground Pipes Using RTM and Dielectrometry
    Woo Seok Chin, Jae Wook Kwon, & Dai Gil Lee Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea