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Buoyancy & Flotation

ACPA-Thumbnail-Webinar-Buoyancy-and-Flotation-1Pipe Buoyancy & Flotation

When it rains it pours, but when it pours, is your infrastructure resilient enough to last? Amongst concrete pipe’s advantages, its ability to resist flotation is one of the reasons it remains resilient even in the worst of weather. We walk through how to calculate the potential for storm drainage to become buoyant and the best practices to prevent it from occurring.

Key Takeaways

After attending the course the attendee should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic theory of pipe buoyancy and susceptible scenarios for pipe flotation
  2. Review two different theories to calculate pipe flotation potential
  3. Gain tips and rules of thumb to guide you through design


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