Passive Force-Displacement Relationships for Skewed Abutments

Objectives for Phase I of this study include: (1) Determine passive force-displacement curves for skewed abutments with and without wingwalls from large scale tests. (2) Provide comparisons of behavior of skewed abutments with that of normal abutments. (3) Evaluate the effect of wingwalls on response. (4) Develop design procedures for calculating passive force-displacement curves for skewed abutments. Objectives for Phase II of this study include: (1) Define bridge abutment passive force-deflection relationships for controlled low-strength materials (CLSM) backfill from large-scale testing. (2) Determine the influence of skew angle on the resistance of CLSM backfills. (3) Determine the effect of rotation during passive force development and the reduction in passive force for skewed abutments. (4) Develop design procedures to account for the observed passive force-deflection relationships for CLSM backfills. (5) Investigate the effect of rotation on passive force reduction factors defined previously for longitudinal loading only.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $400000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Montana Department of Transportation

    2701 Prospect Avenue
    P.O. Box 201001
    Helena, MT  United States  59620-1001

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    355 Capitol St. NE
    Salem, OR  United States  97301-3871

    Utah Department of Transportation

    4501 South 2700 West
    Project Development
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    PO Box 7910
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7910

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Project Managers:

    Stevens, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Brigham Young University

    Provo, UT  United States  84602-4081
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rollins, Kyle

  • Start Date: 20120813
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29954

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573317
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: 138123, TPF-5(264)
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2015 1:01AM