EARTH PRESSURES AGAINST THE ABUTMENTS AND WING WALLS OF STANDARD MOTORWAY BRIDGES

Measurements of earth pressures on four standard motorway bridge abutments backfilled with different materials and in different ways, suggest that the geometrical shape of the abutment is important in determining the backfill pressure. The earth pressures recorded showed little correlation, either in magnitude or distribution, with the earth pressures assumed in the design which was based upon an equivalent fluid concept. The results of a three-dimensional finite element analysis compare favourably with the field measurements of earth pressures, and this method may represent a more valid design approach for this type of structure. (A) /TRRL/

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 731-742
  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM