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Parametric study of load distribution in four-sided concrete box culverts

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dc.contributor.author Awwad E.
dc.contributor.author Mabsout M.
dc.contributor.author Sadek S.
dc.contributor.author Tarhini K.
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dc.date 2008
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dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier 10.1080/15732480802180791
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dc.identifier.issn 15732487
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/13907
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the results of a parametric study of load distribution in 108 four-sided precast concrete box culverts using three-dimensional finite element analysis (FEA) and two-dimensional plane frame analysis. Three concrete box culvert sizes were chosen with various span lengths, constant rise, and standard laying width. The culverts are subjected to various combinations of earth loading from the soil cover, lateral earth pressure, and AASHTO HS20 wheel loading applied at centre or edge along midspan of the top slab. As the soil cover increases from 0 to 3 m (10 ft), wheel loads are projected to the top slab using ASTM C890 procedure. Maximum bending moments and deflections were computed and evaluated. As expected, the study showed that the effect of wheel loading along midspan is significant and that the edge loading condition for a single box is more critical than centre loading for soil cover less than 0.9 m (3 ft). The earth loading tends to gradually dominate as the soil cover increases, which is expected based on geotechnical engineering practices. The effect of wheel loading position along midspan (edge vs centre) for soil cover greater than 2.1 m (7 ft) is negligible. It was shown that the plane frame analysis and 3D FEA gave similar results for long-span culverts. However, for short-span (3.6 m or 12 ft) concrete box culverts, the plane frame analysis was less conservative than the 3D FEA by about 15percent and 25percent for moments and deflections, respectively; versus about 5percent and 10percent for the long-span culvert (7.2 m or 24 ft) considered. © 2008 Taylor and Francis.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (99-107)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Bridge Structures; Publication Year: 2008; Volume: 4; no. 2; Pages: (99-107);
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dc.title Parametric study of load distribution in four-sided concrete box culverts
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dc.contributor.affiliation Awwad, E., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, GA, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Mabsout, M., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, GA, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Sadek, S., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, GA, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Tarhini, K., General Manager and Structural Engineer, Tarhini and Associates, East Lyme, CT 06333, United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Mabsout, M.; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, GA, United States; email: mounir@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Civil and Environmental Engineering
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Bridge Structures
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dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword AASHTO
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword ASTM
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword concrete box culverts
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword earth pressure
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword finite element analysis
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword wheel loading
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dc.subject.otherIndex AASHTO
dc.subject.otherIndex ASTM
dc.subject.otherIndex Concrete box
dc.subject.otherIndex Earth pressure
dc.subject.otherIndex Wheel loading
dc.subject.otherIndex Culverts
dc.subject.otherIndex Finite element method
dc.subject.otherIndex Geotechnical engineering
dc.subject.otherIndex Precast concrete
dc.subject.otherIndex Pressure distribution
dc.subject.otherIndex Retaining walls
dc.subject.otherIndex Soils
dc.subject.otherIndex Three dimensional
dc.subject.otherIndex Wheels
dc.subject.otherIndex Loading
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