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# Sheet 1 & 2 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering MSc BRIDGE

## MODULE - 2011/2012 Session

Bridge Abutment Design Worked Example A bridge abutment with the configuration shown in Figure below is to be designed for the traffic of Lorries and cars to Load Model 1 of EN 1991-2. The abutment is subject to active pressure and traffic surcharge in accordance with vehicle load model in clause NA.2.34.2 of UK National Annex to BS EN 1991-2 as well as the braking load. The abutment supports a simply supported single span concrete bridge deck (beams & slab) with the following details: - Span = 20m - The characteristic vertical permanent load on abutment due to the self weight of the deck (structural elements) and finishes (non-structural elements) = 180 kN/m + 35 kN/m = 215 kN/m - Carriageway width (between kerbs) = 11m - Density of concrete = 25 kN/m3 - Concrete strength, fck = 30 Mpa - Characteristic strength of reinforcement = 500 Mpa The characteristic soil parameters are: - Density of backfill bf = 18 kN/m3 - The angle of shearing resistance of the backfill, bf = 35o (granular fill) - Angle of shearing resistance for clay foundation = 27o - The critical state angle of shearing resistance of the clay foundation, cv = 30o - Allowable bearing pressure = 350 kN/m2

Using EN 1997-1 EN1991-2 and PD 6694-1 (for surcharge load) and Design Approach 1 calculate the following for STR/GEO Combination 1 and 2. i) Braking force ii) Active pressure iii) Horizontal traffic surcharge iv) Minimum vertical load Using the above calculated loads/forces check the abutment for: v) Sliding vi) Overturning vii) Bearing pressure Carry out structural design using EN1992 for:
Dr Ali karbassi Abutment Worked Example 2012

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## Wall stem Abutment base (toe & heel)

The following should be assumed in calculating the above. Water table is assumed to be below the foundation level Design/check to be based on drained condition Traffic group gr2 only to be considered for simplicity Wind and thermal actions to be ignored Calculation of the load per meter run of the abutment wall to be based on average load from the carriageway width

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Work Example Abutment design Active pressure and minimum verticle force calculation AY
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## EN 1991-2 Table 4.1

General Details Span = 20m Lane width Deck thickness Characteristic backfill density, k= Density of concrete Carriageway width Weight of concrete beam & deck on abutment Weight of non-structural elements Height of the retaining wall (from underside of base) Width of stem Thickness of base Width of the base Width of the toe (to centreline of stem) Selfweight of the stem Selfweight of the base

3 m 180 mm 18 25 11 180 35 8500 800 1000 8800 2800 150 220 kN/m3 3 kN/m m kN/m kN/m mm mm mm mm mm kN/m kN/m

## See Separate Sheet EN1991-2 Cl.4.4.1 (2)

Actions for traffic group gr2 Maximum vertical traffic reaction, V traffic Characteristic braking force,kN Qlk =0.6 Q1 (2Q1k) + 0.1 q1q1kw1 L Characteristic braking force,kN/m UDL Surcharge (from PD 6694) Line Load Surcharge (from PD 6694)

## CALCULATION SHEET Project: Section: Made by: Ref

Work Example Abutment design Sliding and Overturning resistance AY Calculation Active Pressure Calculation Characteristic 35 1 35 0.574 0.426 1.574 0.271 1.00 18 1.00 36 176 2.83 499

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## EN 1997-1 Table A.3 EN1990 (Table NA.A2.4(B)) PD 6694-1 cl.4.7

Characteristic angle of Shearing Resistance, 'k (for backfill) M for shearing resistance of backfill ( ') Design value 'd sin 'd 1 - sin 'd 1 + sin 'd Ka (incl. M) = (1 - sin 'd)/(1 + sin 'd) F = Q,sup Characteristic Backfill Density (k) sd;k, Model Factor Z2/2 Design Active Pressure action per metre width, H ap,d (kN/m) Distance from O Active Moment per metre width, Map,d (About O) Horizontal Traffic Surcharge Calculation

STR/GEO Comb.1 35 1 35 0.574 0.426 1.574 0.271 1.35 18 1.20 36 285 2.83 809

STR/GEO Comb.2 35 1.25 29.3 0.489 0.511 1.489 0.343 1.00 18 1.20 36 268 2.83 759

## EN 1997-1 Table A.3 PD 6694-1 cl 4.7

Ka 2 Horizontal UDL surcharge pressure h per lane (kN/m /lane) UDL surcharge force per 3m lane, Sc1 Ka (kN/lane) = h x 3 x z Surcharge Line Load per Lane, Sc2 Ka (kN/lane) Total Surcharge per lane = (Sc1 + Sc2) Ka = Sc3 Ka (kN/lane) Total Horizontal Surcharge = (1+1+0.5) Sc3 Ka = Sc4 Ka (kN) Horizontal Surcharge per metre width, Sc5 Ka (kN/m) Total surcharge based on Ka (kN) F= Q sd;k Design traffic surcharge (per metre width), Hsc,d Distance between horizontal UDL & O Distance between Line Load & O Design UDL surcharge moment per metre width (kNm) Design Line surcharge moment per metre width (kNm) 1 Design Surcharge moment per metre width (kNm) with braking force Design Surcharge moment per metre width (kNm) without braking force Characteristic braking force, Hbraking,k (kN/m) Q Design braking force, Hbraking,d Distance between Hbraking,d & O Braking Moment per metre width, Mbraking,d (kNm) Total Moment due to Horizontal Actions Total Moment per metre width with braking force, Mhor,d (kNm) Total Moment per metre width without braking force, Mhor,d (kNm) Minimum vertical loads

Characteristic 0.271 20 Ka 510 Ka 660 Ka 1170 Ka 2925 Ka 266 Ka 72 1 1 72 4.25 8.5 133 346 0.75 359 479 37.6 1.0 37.6 7.7 289.8

GEO Comb.1 0.271 72 1.35 1.2 117 4.25 8.5 180 466 0.75 485 647 37.6 1.35 50.8 7.7 391.2

GEO Comb.2 0.343 91 1.15 1.2 126 4.25 8.5 195 504 0.75 524 698 37.6 1.15 43.3 7.7 333.3

1148 978

1685 1455

1616 1457

## EN 1990 Table NA.A2.4(B) & (C)

Weight of concrete beam & deck Weight of surfacing (50mm) Characteristic selfweight of the stem Characteristic selfweight of the base Characteristic selfweight of the superstructure,VDL,k G,inf,DL Design selfweight VDL,inf,d (Minimum vertical load) (kN) Characteristic backfill density (k) Width of base, X (Heel width) Height of abutment, Z(m) Backfill weight, Vsoil (kN) G,sup,soil Design soil weight, Vsoil,d Total vertical load (per metre width) VDL,d+Vsoil,d = Vd Distance between O & Abutment Wall Distance between centre of soil & O Deck Moment about O Backfill Moment about O Minimum Moment about O due to vertical load (kNm)

Characteristic 180 35 150 220 585 1.00 585 18 5.60 8.5 857 1.00 857 1442 2800 6000 1638 5141 6779

GEO Comb.1 180 35 150 220 585 0.95 556 8.5 857 1.35 1157 1712 2800 6000 1556 6940 8496

GEO Comb.2 180 35 150 220 585 1.00 585 8.5 857 1.00 857 1442 2800 6000 1638 5141 6779

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Work Example Abutment design Sliding and Overturning resistance AY Calculation Sliding resistance

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Characteristic GEO Comb.1 GEO Comb.2 Characteristic value of the critical state shearing angle for foundations,'cv,k Coefficient of friction k=tan'cv,k M applied to 'cv,k d=tan'cv,k / M Minimum vertical action, Vd Sliding resistance, Rd (kN) Active pressure action, Hap,d Horizontal surcharge action, Hsc,d (No Braking) 1 Frequent Horizontal surcharge action, Hsc,d, freq Design braking force, Hbraking,d Total horizontal action, Hd (kN) Ratio Rd/ Hd Overturning Resistance Characteristic GEO Comb.1 GEO Comb.2 180 180 180 35 35 35 150 150 150 220 220 220 585 585 585 1.00 0.90 1.00 585 556 585 18 5.60 8.50 8.50 8.50 857 857 857 1.00 0.90 1.00 857 771 857 1442 2800 6000 1638 5141 6779 1327 2800 6000 1556 4627 6183 1442 2800 6000 1638 5141 6779 30 0.577 1 0.577 1442 832 176 72 0.75 54.0 37.6 268 3.1 30 0.577 1 0.577 1712 989 285 117 0.75 87.6 50.8 424 2.3 30 0.577 1.25 0.462 1442 666 268 126 0.75 94.5 43.3 406 1.6

## EN 1990 Table NA.A2 (B) & (C)

Weight of concrete beam & deck Weight of surfacing (50mm) Characteristic selfweight of the stem Characteristic selfweight of the base Characteristic selfweight of the structure,VDL,k G,inf,DL Design selfweight VDL,inf,d (minimum vertical load, kN) Characteristic backfill density (k) Width of base, X (Heel width) Height of abutment, Y Backfill weight, Vsoil,k G,sup,soil Design soil weight, Vsoil,d Total vertical load (per metre width) VDL,d+Vsoil,d = Vd (kN) Distance between O & Abutment Wall Distance between centre of soil & O Deck Moment about O Backfill Moment about O Minimum Moment about O due to vertical load (kNm)

## Resisting Moment Overturning Moment Ratio (Resisting/Overturning)

Characteristic GEO Comb.1 GEO Comb.2 6779 6183 6779 1148 1685 1616 5.9 3.7 4.2

## Project: Section: Made by: Ref

Work Example Abutment design Bearing Pressure Check - Maxium overturning moment AY Calculation General Details Area of the base per metre Z 8.8 12.91 m 3 m
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Bearing Pressure Check (with minimum overturning moment) Characteristic GEO Comb.1 GEO Comb.2 180 180 180 35 35 35 150 150 150 220 220 220 585 1.00 1.00 585 18 5.6 8.5 857 1.00 857 145 1 145 1587 2800 6000 1638 5141 406 7185 1148 4.5 -0.13 3.80 0.60 254 107 585 1.35 1.20 785 8.5 857 1.35 1157 145 1.35 195.8 2137 2800 6000 2197 6940 548 9685 1685 4.5 -0.13 3.74 0.66 352 134 585 1.00 1.00 585 8.5 857 1.00 857 145 1.15 166.8 1609 2800 6000 1638 5141 467 7246 1616 4.5 -0.10 3.50 0.90 295 71

Weight of concrete beam & deck Weight of surfacing (50mm) Characteristic selfweight of the stem Characteristic selfweight of the base Characteristic selfweight of the structure,VDL,k EN 1991-2 Table A.NA.3 G,sup,DL G,sup,surfacing Design selfweight VDL,sup,D (kN/m) Characteristic backfill density (k) Width of base, X (Heel width) Height of abutment, Y Backfill weight, Vsoil,k G,sup,soil Design soil weight, Vsoil,d Vertical action from traffic(per metre width),Vtraffic,k(kN/m)
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## EN 1991-2 Table A.NA.3

Design traffic action, Vtraffic,d (kN/m) Total Maximum vertical load (per metre width) VDL,d+Vsoil,d+Vtraffic,d= Vd Distance between O & Abutment Wall Distance between centre of soil & O Deck Moment about O Backfill Moment about O Traffic Moment Restoring Moment (kNm) Overturning Moment (kNm) Line of application of restoring moment Distance between centreline of base to line of application of restoring moment (+ left, - right) Distance (From O) to total force applied Eccentricity of total force applied (+ left, - right) Pmax = W/A + M/Z = Pmin = W/A - M/Z =

## Project: Section: Made by: Ref

Work Example Abutment design Bearing Pressure Check - Minimum overturning moment AY Calculation General Details Area of the base per metre Z 8.8 12.91 m m3
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Bearing Pressure Check (with minimum overturning moment) Characteristic GEO Comb.1 GEO Comb.2 180 180 180 35 35 35 150 150 150 220 220 220 585 1.00 1.00 585 18 5.6 8.5 857 1.00 857 145 1 145 1587 2800 6000 1638 5141 406 7185 479 4.5 -0.13 4.23 0.17 202 159 585 1.35 1.20 785 8.5 857 1.35 1157 145 1.35 195.8 2137 2800 6000 2197 6940 548 9685 876 4.5 -0.13 4.12 0.28 289 197 585 1.00 1.00 585 8.5 857 1.00 857 145 1.15 166.8 1609 2800 6000 1638 5141 467 7246 857 4.5 -0.10 3.97 0.43 236 129

## EN 1991-2 Table A.NA.3

Weight of concrete beam & deck Weight of surfacing (50mm) Characteristic selfweight of the stem Characteristic selfweight of the base Characteristic selfweight of the superstructure,VDL,k G,sup,DL G,sup,surfacing Design selfweight VDL,sup,D (kN/m) Characteristic backfill density (k) Width of base, X (Heel width) Height of abutment, Y Backfill weight, Vsoil,k G,sup,soil Design soil weight, Vsoil,d Vertical action from traffic (per metre width), Vtraffic,k (kN/m)
F

Design traffic action, Vtraffic,d (kN/m) Total Maximum vertical load (per metre width) VDL,d+Vsoil,d+Vtraffic,d= Vd Distance between O & Abutment Wall Distance between centre of soil & O Deck Moment about O Backfill Moment about O Traffic Moment Restoring Moment (kNm) Overturning Moment (kNm) Line of application of restoring moment Distance between centreline of base to line of application of restoring moment (+ left, - right) Distance (From O) to total force applied Eccentricity of total force applied (+ left, - right) Pmax = W/A + M/Z = Pmin = W/A - M/Z =

## CALCULATION SHEET Project: Section: Made by: Ref

Work Example Abutment design Stem Design AY Calculation General Details Concrete grade, fck Reinforcement fyk 'At Rest' Pressure Calculation using Ko

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## EN 1997-1 (Table A.3)

Characteristic Shear Strength, 'k M for shearing resistance of backfill (') Design value 'd sin 'd Ko=1 - sin 'd F Characteristic Backfill Density (k) sd;k 2 Y /2 'At rest' Pressure per metre width Distance from A Active Moment per metre width, Map,d (About A) Horizontal Traffic Surcharge Calculation

Characteristic GEO Comb.1 GEO Comb.2 35 35 35 1 1 1.25 35 35 29.3 0.574 0.574 0.489 0.426 0.426 0.511 1.000 1.350 1.000 18.00 18.00 18.00 1.00 1.2 1.20 28.13 28.13 28.13 215.88 349.72 310.61 2.5 2.5 2.5 540 874 777

## EN 1997-1 Table A.3

Ka 2 Horizontal UDL surcharge pressure h per lane (kN/m /lane) Total UDL surcharge force per 3m lane, Sc1 Ka (kN/lane) Surcharge Line Load per Lane, Sc2 Ka (kN/lane) Total Surcharge per lane = (Sc1 + Sc2) Ka = Sc3 Ka (kN/lane) Total Horizontal Surcharge = (1+1+0.5) Sc3 Ka = Sc4 Ka (kN) Horizontal Surcharge per metre width, Sc5 Ka (kN/m) Total surcharge based on Ka (kN) F= Q sd;k Design traffic surcharge (per metre width), Hsc,d Distance between horizontal UDL & A Distance between Line Load & A Design UDL surcharge moment per metre width (kNm) Design Line surcharge moment per metre width (kNm) 1 Design Surcharge moment per metre width (kNm) with braking force Design Surcharge moment per metre width (kNm) without braking force Characteristic braking force, Hbraking,k (kN/m) Q Design braking force, Hbraking,d Distance between Hbraking,d & A Braking Moment per metre width, Mbraking,d (kNm) Total Moment due to Horizontal Actions Total Moment per metre width with braking force, Mhor,d (kNm) Total Moment per metre width without braking force, Mhor,d (kNm) Stem Design

Characteristic GEO Comb.1 GEO Comb.2 0.271 0.271 0.343 20 Ka 510 Ka 660 Ka 1170 Ka 2925 Ka 266 Ka 72 72 91 1.00 1.35 1.15 1.0 1.2 1.2 72.1 116.7 126.0 3.3 3.3 3.3 7.5 7.5 7.5 102.1 138 149 915 915 1159 0.75 0.75 0.75 763 789 981 1017 1052 1308 37.6 37.6 37.6 1.0 1.35 1.15 37.6 50.8 43.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 275.5 371.9 316.8

1578 1556

2036 1927

2074 2084

Total Moment due to Horizontal Actions per metre width (About A) Thickness of the stem Cover Bar Diameter Effective depth, d K=M/bd2fck z= As=

Characteristic GEO Comb.1 GEO Comb.2 2036 2084 800 800 40.00 40.00 25 25 747.5 747.5 0.121 0.124 656 654 7130 7329

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Project: Section: Made by: Ref Work Example Abutment design Base Design AY Calculation General Details Base Design Characteristic GEO Comb.1 352 197 8.80 18 309 295 900 40 25 948 0.033 919 2252 2860 40 25 948 0.106 848 7751 GEO Comb.2 295 129 8.80 19 250 235 684 40 25 948 0.025 926 1698 2917 40 25 948 0.108 846 7924 Date: 14/03/12 7 Sheet no:

Pmax = Pmin = Width of pressure Rate of change of base reaction Bearing pressure at stem/toe Bearing pressure at stem/heel Toe design Design moment for toe Cover for base Bar diametre Effective depth, d K z As Heel design Design moment for toe Cover for base Bar diametre Effective depth, d K z As

EN 1992-2

EN 1992-2

The design is based on bearing pressure. And the reinforcement summary as follow: Characteristic GEO Comb.1 7130 8378 H40 @ 150 2252 3272 H25 @ 150 7751 8378 H40 @ 150 GEO Comb.2 7329 8378 H40 @ 150 1698 3272 H25 @ 150 7924 8378 H40 @ 150

As required As provided Stem Reinforcement As required As provided Toe Reinforcement As required As provided Heel Reinforcement