Pier is an important and most critical element of bridge structure as it acts as a media to transfer the load from superstructure to foundation. Piers are subjected to various forces in longitudinal and lateral direction such as wind force, water current force, seismic force etc. Realistic estimation of these forces is required for efficient design of pier. I.R.C. codal provisions are used for correct estimation and effect of various forces on bridge pier. Hence separate study is required for various height of pier and span of bridge to understand effectiveness of IRC live loads as well as to find out shape optimization which will lead to effective selection of bridge pier. For the above study computer programming is developed. A parametric study is carried out for effectiveness of IRC live load for various height of pier and span of bridge for different shape of pier. At the end effectiveness of IRC live load for various height of pier and span of bridge for different shape of pier is studied. The study reveals that pier designed by considering IRC class A loading should be checked for IRC 70R wheeled loading.
KALYANSHETTI, M.G. and ALKUNTE, C.V.
"STUDY ON EFFECTIVENESS OF IRC LIVE LOAD ON R.C.R BRIDGE PIER,"
International Journal of Advanced Technology in Civil Engineering: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijatce/vol1/iss4/5