Reliability of Highway Bridge Piers

by Sami W. Tabsh, Gannett Fleming, Inc, Harrisburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract:

Structural safety of reinforced concrete bridge piers supporting highway traffic is studied. Reliability indices for flexure, shear, and combined flexure and axial load limit states at ultimate are evaluated for a typical hammerhead pier. The statistical parameters of the resistance are determined using simulation and integration methods. The probabilistic load models are compiled from the available literature.



Subject Headings: Highway bridges | Concrete bridges | Structural reliability | Piers | Structural safety | Reinforced concrete | Axial loads | Traffic safety

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