Procedure for Design of Abutments

A series of steps must be followed to obtain a satisfactory design.STEP 1: SELECT PRELIMINARY PROPORTIONS OF THE WALL.STEP 2: DETERMINE LOADS AND EARTH PRESSURES.STEP 3: CALCULATE MAGNITUDE OF REACTION FORCES ON BASE.STEP 4: CHECK STABILITY AND SAFETY CRITERIAa. Location of normal component of reactions.b. Adequacy of bearing pressure.c. Safety…continue reading →