ASTM B746 / B746M - 02(2012)

    Standard Specification for Corrugated Aluminum Alloy Structural Plate for Field-Bolted Pipe, Pipe-Arches, and Arches

    Active Standard ASTM B746 / B746M | Developed by Subcommittee: B07.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.02


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    Abstract

    This specification covers corrugated aluminum alloy structural plate used in the construction of pipe, pipe-arches, arches, underpasses, box culverts, and special shapes for field assembly. The pipe, arches, and other shapes are generally used for drainage purposes, pedestrian and vehicular underpasses, and utility tunnels. Structural plates shall be fabricated from flat sheets or plates, corrugated, punched for bolted lap seams and curved to the required radius.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers corrugated aluminum alloy structural plate used in the construction of pipe, pipe-arches, arches, underpasses, box culverts, and special shapes for field assembly. Appropriate fasteners are also described. The pipe, arches, and other shapes are generally used for drainage purposes, pedestrian and vehicular underpasses, and utility tunnels. Aluminum box culvert shapes are covered in Specification B864/B864M.

    1.2 This specification does not include requirements for bedding, backfill, or the relationship between earth cover load and plate thickness of the pipe. Experience has shown that the successful performance of this product depends upon the proper selection of plate thickness, type of bedding and backfill, controlled manufacture in the plant, and care in the installation. The purchaser must correlate the above factors and also the corrosion and abrasion requirements of the field installation with the plate thickness. The structural design of corrugated aluminum structural plate pipe and the proper installation procedures are given in Practices B790/B790M and B789/B789M, respectively. A procedure for using life-cycle cost analysis techniques to evaluate alternate drainage system designs using corrugated metal pipe is given in Practice A930.

    1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A153/A153M Specification for Zinc Coating (Hot-Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware

    A307 Specification for Carbon Steel Bolts and Studs, 60 000 PSI Tensile Strength

    A325 Specification for Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength

    A449 Specification for Hex Cap Screws, Bolts and Studs, Steel, Heat Treated, 120/105/90 ksi Minimum Tensile Strength, General Use

    A563 Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts

    A563M Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts (Metric)

    A930 Practice for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Corrugated Metal Pipe Used for Culverts, Storm Sewers, and Other Buried Conduits

    B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

    B209M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate (Metric)

    B221 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes

    B221M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes (Metric)

    B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B695 Specification for Coatings of Zinc Mechanically Deposited on Iron and Steel

    B789/B789M Practice for Installing Corrugated Aluminum Structural Plate Pipe for Culverts and Sewers

    B790/B790M Practice for Structural Design of Corrugated Aluminum Pipe, Pipe-Arches, and Arches for Culverts, Storm Sewers, and Other Buried Conduits

    B864/B864M Specification for Corrugated Aluminum Box Culverts

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    F467 Specification for Nonferrous Nuts for General Use

    F467M Specification for Nonferrous Nuts for General Use (Metric)

    F468 Specification for Nonferrous Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs for General Use

    F468M Specification for Nonferrous Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs for General Use (Metric)

    F568M Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Externally Threaded Metric Fasteners (Metric)

    F593 Specification for Stainless Steel Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and Studs

    F594 Specification for Stainless Steel Nuts

    F738M Specification for Stainless Steel Metric Bolts, Screws, and Studs

    F836M Specification for Style 1 Stainless Steel Metric Nuts (Metric)

    American National Standards

    B18.2.4.6M Hex Nuts, Heavy, Metric


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30102206(Aluminum plate); 31311301(Aluminum bolted pipe assemblies)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0746_B0746M-02R12

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