Pipe Culvert Analysis and Reinforcing Design Software
Version 4.0 June, '05
The latest version of PIPECAR allows you to design concrete pipe in accordance with ASCE, SIDD (Standard Installations Direct Design) and AASHTO design standards for the buried condition, using the Direct Design method. PIPECAR (Pipe Culvert Analysis and Reinforcing Design) is a FHWA program developed in conjunction with ACPA as a direct method of structural analysis and design of concrete pipe sections with circular and elliptical reinforcement. The program is written with user friendly input routines requiring only minimal computer experience. The user controls most parameters, and a knowledge of structural design codes is essential.
User instructions include descriptions of all input variables and design examples. Structural design includes ultimate flexure, shear and radial tension, and service load crack control. This latest version of PIPECAR incorporates the Heger earth pressure distributions in addition to Paris, Olander, or user defined load systems. The program determines moment, thrust, and shear stresses due to pipe weight, soil weight, fluid weight, live loads and internal pressure up to 50 feet of head.
# 15-301 (CD)