ASTM C655M - 15

    Standard Specification for Reinforced Concrete D-Load Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric)

    Active Standard ASTM C655M | Developed by Subcommittee: C13.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05

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    This specification covers reinforced concrete pipe, D-load culvert, storm drain, and sewer pipe for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, and storm water. The numerical values in this specification are not presented in inch-pound units, but rather, in metric or SI units only. The reinforced concrete shall consist of cementitious materials, mineral aggregates, and water, in which steel has been embedded in such a manner that the steel and concrete act together. The combination of cementitious materials used in the concrete shall be only one of the following: Portland cement, Portland blast furnace slag cement, slag modified Portland cement, Portland pozzolan cement, a combination of Portland cement and fly ash, a combination of Portland cement and ground granulated blast-furnace slag, or a combination of Portland cement, ground granulated blast furnace slag, and fly ash. Reinforcement shall conform to the standard specification. Physical requirements shall conform to the design strength designation of the pipe during load test. The aggregates shall be sized, graded, proportioned, and mixed with such proportions of cementitious materials and water as will produce a homogeneous concrete mixture of such quality that the pipe shall conform to the test and design requirements of this specification. The strength of the pipe shall not be adversely affected by the splice. Compression tests for determining concrete compressive strength shall be allowed to be made on either concrete cylinders or on cores drilled from the pipe. Pipe shall be repaired, if necessary, because of imperfections in manufacture, damage during handling, or pipe that have been cored for testing.

    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 reinforced concrete pipe designed for specific D-loads and intended to be used for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, and storm water and for the construction of culverts.

    1.2 This specification is the SI companion to Specification C655; therefore, no inch-pound equivalents are presented in this specification. Reinforced concrete pipe that conform to the requirements of C655 are acceptable under this Specification C655M unless prohibited by the Owner.

    Note 1: Experience has shown that the successful performance of this product depends upon the proper selection of the pipe strength, the type of bedding and backfill, the care that the installation conforms to the construction specifications, and provision for adequate inspection at the construction site. This specification does not include requirements for bedding, backfill, the relationship between field load conditions and the strength designation of pipe, or durability under unusual environmental conditions. These requirements should be included in the project specification.

    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

    A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    A615/A615M Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

    A706/A706M Specification for Deformed and Plain Low-Alloy Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

    A1064/A1064M Specification for Carbon-Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain and Deformed, for Concrete

    C33/C33M Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C150/C150M Specification for Portland Cement

    C260/C260M Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete

    C443M Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe and Manholes, Using Rubber Gaskets (Metric)

    C494/C494M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

    C497M Test Methods for Concrete Pipe, Manhole Sections, or Tile (Metric)

    C595/C595M Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements

    C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete

    C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products

    C989/C989M Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars

    C990M Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe, Manholes, and Precast Box Sections Using Preformed Flexible Joint Sealants (Metric)

    C1017/C1017M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Use in Producing Flowing Concrete

    C1116/C1116M Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

    C1602/C1602M Specification for Mixing Water Used in the Production of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    C1628 Specification for Joints for Concrete Gravity Flow Sewer Pipe, Using Rubber Gaskets

    E105 Practice for Probability Sampling of Materials

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.50 (Pipes and fittings of other materials)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C0655M-15

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    ASTM C655M-15, Standard Specification for Reinforced Concrete D-Load Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe (Metric), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015,

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