The main objective of this study is to develop a standardized set of design and analysis procedures for utilizing a tie-rod and drilled-in concrete anchor system that reinforces the distressed sill-type concrete bridge abutments supported by either timber or steel piles. It is intended to provide the South Dakota Department of Transportation a cost-effective technique for designing and maintaining stable bridge abutments. This study includes: (1) the development of a design method based on the limiting equilibrium approach, (2) the development of an analysis method using generalized plane strain finite element method capable of analyzing the continuum, the reinforced continuum, and the structural members, (3) the determination and evaluation of soil properties based on either linear elastic or nonlinear inelastic stress-strain relationship, and (4) the comparison of results from the developed method of analysis with those from a truly three dimensional method of analysis when it is applied to skew bridges.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Volume 1 of 2
  • Corporate Authors:

    South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City

    501 East St Joseph Street
    Rapid City, SD  United States  57701
  • Authors:
    • Bang, S
  • Publication Date: 1988-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1996 12:00AM