548.7-04: Test Method for Load Capacity of Polymer Concrete Underground Utility Structures

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Polymer concrete underground utility structures are used to house outside plant equipment such as electrical distribution line splices, natural gas distribution vaults, water meters, and communication line splices. This test method provides procedures for full-scale testing of three loading conditions similar to vehicle loading that may be experienced in field installations. Results obtained may be used to determine the load-carrying capacity of the structure being tested and provide data for direct comparison between structures of various designs. While this method may be used for any underground structure, it is primarily for use on polymer concrete and polymer concrete/composite structures up to 10 x 10 x 10 ft (3 x 3 x 3 m) in size.

Keywords: handholes; polymer concrete; testing; underground structure; utility structure.


Document Details

Author: ACI Committee 548

Publication Year: 2017

Pages: 6

ISBN: 9780870311734

Categories: Polymer Concrete

Formats: PDF

This document is Withdrawn

Table of Contents

Section 1—Introduction

Section 2—Scope

Section 3—Referenced documents

Section 4—Terminology

Section 5—Significance and use

Section 6—Apparatus

Section 7—Sampling, test specimens, and test units

Section 8—Measurements

Section 9—Conditioning

Section 10—Procedures

Section 11—Calculation or interpretation of results

Section 12—Report



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