College of Engineering and Polymer Science
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Bachelor of Science
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This project was developed to serve as a brief overview of design practices and considerations in the selection of highway bridge abutment types. This involved a review of literature in the form of reviewing national design guides and department of transportation (DOT) requirements from both US DOTs and international DOTs. The abutment types covered in this research included conventional reinforced concrete abutments with bearings, integral abutments, and semi-integral abutments. This research focused solely on highway bridge abutments, particularly on Ohio Department of Transportation design requirements due to their extensive use of semi-integral abutments. Superstructure elements and geometric requirements are primary drivers for abutment selection and those relationships are explored.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Fell, David, "Comparative Analysis of Bridge Abutment Types" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1540.