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Buried Pipe Design, 2nd Edition 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 063-9785319474
ISBN-10: 0070435030
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From the Back Cover

With many new features and updates, the second edition of the definitive work on buried pipe systems saves engineers time as the only available one-stop source for complete design and implementation guidance. From soil parameters to disposal and beyond, Moser's Buried Pipe Design is the only guide you need for comprehensive underground piping answers. It's the one sourcebook that both seasoned experts and novices turn to, for projects large and small. New to this edition *Reference to new standards from ASTM, AWWA. *New safety section. *New section on trenchless technology *Revised section on cyclic stress on PVC. *Data on the latest products, such as profile-wall polyethylene. *Numerous design examples added. Civil • Environmental • Water • Municipal

About the Author

A. P. Moser, Ph.D., is professor and associate dean at Utah State University. He is also founder and director of the Piping Systems Institute, which is a short course that helps train practicing engineers in the design of buried piping systems. He serves on piping committees of the Transportation Research Board and is the past chairman of the committee on culverts and hydraulic structures. He is a consultant to many municipalities, pipe manufacturing companies, and engineering firms. He serves on many bodies that develop codes and specifications for buried piping systems.

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Product Details

  • Series: McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering
  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2 edition (February 13, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070435030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070435032
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,550,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David M. Nelson, PE on April 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I received a copy of Dr. Moser's text "Buried Pipe Design, Second Edition". Upon a brief inspection, I was impressed with the breath, number of figures, illustrations, numerous example problems and extensive number of references at the end of each chapter.
The addition of SPIDA (soil-pipe interaction design and analysis) in Chapter 5 (Rigid Pipe Products) is very valuable. The introduction to new pipe materials, particularly the discussion of profile-wall polyethylene pipe is appreciated.
Finally, the introduction of information on pipe handling and trenching(Chapter 8: Pipe Installation and Trenchless Technology) is welcome.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By magellan HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a very impressive and amazing book on what, well, what want you say, is probably not the most exciting topic in engineering. But at over 600 pages of very detailed and dense text, it's the most impressive book on the subject I've seen.

Starting with the pioneering Marston equations and approach to buried pipe, and the subsequent important work of Watkins and Spangler, the author leads you through the various scenarios for pipe design. He shows how, under certain conditions, flexible pipe can actually withstand more pressure than rigid pipe, a non-intuitive result that was very interesting.

There's considerable math in the book, but it's mostly algebra with very little actual calculus. The equations are some of the unloveliest ones I've ever seen, with exponents that go on for five or more terms, but then that's due to the messy conditions that determine pipe stresses and loads. Some simplifying assumptions can occasionally be made, such as flexible pipe being considered as responding like a simple spring, allowing already well known dynamics to be used.

The 2nd edtion appears very up to date and discusses new materials such as profile wall polyethylene, and more; new standards from ASTM, AWWA, AASHTO, and TRB; includes a new safety section for installation specs, and more design examples. (It touts these updates prominently on the book's cover).

The book is divided up into 8 main sections, which are:

1. Introduction and Overview

2. External Loads

3. Design of Gravity Flow Pipes

4. Design of Pressure Pipes

5. Rigid Pipe Products

6. Steel and Ductile Iron Flexible Pipe Products

7. Plastic Flexible Pipe Products

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By SewerGuy on September 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have a copy of the Second Edition. While the book does contain a wealth of information as the other reviews indicated, the Second Edition has a lot of errors.

There are errors in formulas, errors in example problems, inconsistencies in the use of subscripts, important tables placed in odd places (Table 3.2 on page 70), sloppy editing, and a generally casual attitude toward consistency in terms and units, such as "load" (the term most commonly used in the book to mean pounds per linear foot of pipe) sometimes used interchangeably with pressure (pounds per square foot).

Hopefully the third edition fixes these problems, and they should mail everyone who bought the second edition a list of errata.

One error in the book is in example 3.1 on page 81 which you can see by searching for "Buried Pipe Design" (second edition) on Google Books.

The equation for the Three Edge Bearing is given as

W3-edge= Wc * SF/BF

And the "D load" is given as

Wdload = Wc * SF/BF * D

but it should be

Wdload = Wc * SF/BF / D

The value of D in the example is 1.25.

The Dload equation in the example is wrong because the next two lines show the value of Dload being less than Three Edge bearing, 2074 instead of 3240, which is consistent with dividing by the diameter D, not multiplying. Also on page 78 (not visible in google books) it clearly states that "The D Load is the three-edge bearing strength divided by diameter."

Another mistake is in example 2.9 on page 59.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SR on January 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book covers a lifetime of pioneering research conducted by the author, Dr. Al Moser, on all types of municipal pipe materials. Dr. Moser studied under legends like Dr. Reynold Watkins and Dr. Marlin Spangler and has conducted research on every aspect of pipelines, the results of which are used by design engineers all over the world. This is a must-have for municipal water and wastewater pipeline engineers.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Santana on November 25, 2002
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This book is an excellent source of information on buried pipe analysis and design from theory to application. It rounds out the reader's perspective with valuable full size pipe research data. Fundamentals of buried pipe analysis and design are clearly presented as well as information on nonlinear finite element analysis of soil-structure interaction of the pipe-soil system. An excellent book for practitioners with a problem to solve!
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