The Concrete Pipe Association of Australasia has been providing concrete pipe design and selection software to Australian and New Zealand specifiers for over 10 years. PipeClass v2.0.23, the most recent update of the program, is a Windows based software program for the design and selection of steel reinforced concrete pipe in accordance with AS/NZS4058-2007 “Precast Concrete Pipes” and AS/NZS3725-2007 “Design for Installation of Buried Concrete Pipe”.

It includes the following features:

  • Selection of nominal pipe diameters to AS/NZS 4058 – 2007
  • Ability to design for multiple pipelines within one project
  • Design for trench and embankment conditions for all typical installation supports
  • Vehicle traffic loads for Australian and New Zealand (as per AS/NZS 3725)
  • Load calculation in accordance to AS/NZS 3725 – 2007
  • Calculation of short term construction vehicle and equipment loads 
  • Detailed design, load and installation outputs for download
  • Detailed installation specifications for each support type
  • An extensive HELP section to assist in understanding the principles behind design

The latest update of the software has been tested and generates results consistent with version 2.0.22.

The changes are minor corrections to the Standard and include:

  • Negative Projection ratio corrected to p’=h/B.
  • Height of fill (H) for railway applications corrected to commence at underside of sleeper not top of rail.
  • Corrections to Table B2, Appendix B.

A review of the imposed loadings from construction plant was also undertaken, however, the existing loadings were considered satisfactory.

To download your free program, please go to the Download page to register.