Title: Aseismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Casissons for Bridge Foundations
Author(s): Koichi Tamura
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 269-282
Keywords: bending moments; bridge foundations; bridges (structures); caissons; dynamic loads; earthquake resistant construction; loads (forces); pressure; reinforced concrete; shear; soil (material); soil mechanics; structural design
In the aseismic design of a reinforced concrete caisson, its stability and stress have heretofore been checked by Dr. Monobe's formula in Japan. This method is recommended when the ground is cohesionless stiff soil. But, for a caisson excavated in cohesive soil and based on a hard layer, the design method governed by its ultimate condition is proposed.