This article presents design recommendations for integral bent caps in straight, continuous box-girder bridges as the result of a combined experimental and analytical investigation, Project 12-10 in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. With two models of complete bridges and five models of bent cap portions of bridges, the project team investigated distribution of loads on bent caps, effect of flaring the column in the plane of the bent, effective flange width of the bent cap, effect of spreading the main tensile reinforcement into the adjacent superstructure, and location of the critical design sections. An elastic folded-plate solution and a finite element model were used to predict behavior.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • NCHRP Project 12-10, Final Report, Part 1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Portland Cement Association

    5420 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL  United States  60077
  • Authors:
    • Carpenter, J E
    • Hanson, J M
    • FIORATO, A E
    • Russell, H G
    • Meinheit, D F
    • Rosenthal, I
    • Corley, W G
    • Hognestad, E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RD032.01E
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM