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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Design of Buried Gas Distribution System Vaults Made with Fiber Reinforced Polymer Concrete
Author(s): R.P. Webster, C.A. Miller, and J.J. Fontana
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 253-270
Keywords: Fiber reinforced concretes; polymer concrete; structural design; Design
Abstract:A methodology has been developed for designing precast, fiber reinforced polymer concrete (FPC) vaults to be used in underground applications. The approach used in the design was to consider the vault as a series of plates: cover, walls, and foundation slab. Each plate was subjected to loads resulting from soil pressure, live loading, and dead weight and was analyzed using classical plate theory. This approach was verified by testing two quarter-scale models of a typical vault. Upon completion of the laboratory evaluation, two vaults were designed for use as underground, natural gas regulator stations. The vaults were manufactured and subsequently placed into service by Brooklyn Union Gas Company, and the Consolidated Edison Company of New York.
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