The aim of this survey among bridge designers in the United Kingdom was to gain some idea of the philosophies adopted by engineers in their choices of different types of foundations and substructures and of different methods of analysis. Chapter 1 gives an overall perspective; chapter 2 deals with the site, site investigation and groundwater; chapter 3 presents a catalogue of substructures (wall and open abutments, strutted, portal and box structures, wiring walls, piers); chapter 4 deals with the choice of foundation (footings or piles, differential settlement, ground improvement); chapter 5 discusses spread footings (loading, undrained and drained behaviour, bearing pressure, movements); chapter 6 considers abutment earth pressures and stability; chapter 7 covers pile foundations; chapter 8 deals with details; chapter 9 discusses performance, maintenance and repair, while chapter 10 describes dissemination of information, discusses information needs and puts forward some guidelines. (TRRL)

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HAMBLY, E C
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00345688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 11 670761 5
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM