Design Example – Bridge Pier, Hammerhead Bent Cap, ACI SP 273-1

This design sample is based on ACI SP-273 “Further Examples for the Design of Structural Concrete with Strut-and-Tie Models”
SP273-1  Bridge Pier – Hammerhead Bent Cap

Download : 01BridgePier_bentcap.xlsx

Download : 01BridgePier_bentcap.stm


Initial modeling is performed using a template.
Below are the inputs.

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After initial modeling, modeling of ACI SP273-1 was implemented using the Edit function, define Tie Types, and define Strut Types.

Using Edit Function :  stretch, move, copy, paste, mirror, etc

Two load combinations were applied and each modeling was applied.

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Below are the Project Information inputs.

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Below are the General Properties inputs.

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Below are the Area Properties inputs.

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< Modeling 1 >img 012

< Modeling 2 >img 013

< ESO >img 020

< Stress Flow >img 021

Report Preview

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Download : 01BridgePier_bentcap.xlsx

Download : 01BridgePier_bentcap.stm


ACI-ASCE Committee 445, Further Examples for the Design of Structural Concrete with Strut-and-Tie Models; SP-273, American Concrete Institute, Michigan, USA, 2010.


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