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Testing and Refinement of a Pipe-Pulling Device

Year: 
2007
Researcher(s): 
Kate Wehrum, Audrey Seals, Drew Ater
Institution: 
Ohio Northern University
Discipline: 
Engineering

When box culvert or concrete pipe sections are joined together they must be sealed tightly to prevent leaks. In this project the students evaluated a device for pulling pieces of pipe into each other from inside the pipe. Theoretical calculations as well as actual field measurements were made to analyze the forces generated by the pipepuller and the stresses in the culvert walls.

ONU Student Research Colloquium