STP630: Discussion and Application of CANDE Computer Program to Design of Reinforced Concrete Culverts

    Katona, MG
    research structural engineerassociate professor, Civil Engineering Laboratory, Naval Construction Battalion CenterUniversity of Notre Dame, Port HuenemeNotre Dame, Calif.Ind.

    Pages: 24    Published: Jan 1977


    The purpose of this paper is to introduce CANDE, a new computer program for the structural design and analysis of pipe culverts, including not only reinforced concrete, but also corrugated steel, corrugated aluminum, and plastic pipe. CANDE operates either in a design or an analysis mode and offers a choice of three solution levels ranging from an elasticity solution to a general finite-element solution. The solution level concept allows the design engineer to choose a degree of rigor and cost commensurate with a particular project. Analytical modeling features include: incremental construction, nonlinear behavior of both soil and pipe, and nonlinear contact interfaces.


    concrete pipes, culverts, design, pipes, computer programming, reinforced concrete, corrugated metal pipes, steels, aluminum, plastic pipes, finite-element method, interfaces

    Paper ID: STP38071S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C13.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38071S

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