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# DETERMINATION OF LOADS FOR CULVERT

## CASE OF FILL = 1.00 M

Fill above the colvert = 1.00 m
Top slab thickness = 350 mm
Clear span of slab = 4000 mm
Inner wall thickness = 200 mm
Outer wall thickness = 250 mm
Clear wall height = 3500 mm
Bottom slab thickness = 350 mm

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## CROSS SECTION OF BOX CULVERT

i. Selfweight:
Included in the SAP analysis.

Fill above the culvert top = 19.00 KN/m2
Ashphalt load 50mm thick = 1.20 KN/m2
2. Live load distribution through fill

## According to this clause of AASHTO, where the depth of fill above

top of slab exceeds 600 mm, the loads may be considered to be
uniformely distributed over a rectangular area with sides equal to
the dimension of the tire contact area increased by the depth of fill

160 Kn

0.75

H 1

.875

## Stress overlapping will occur when H > 0.60 m

Distribution length along the traffic = 1.75H + 0.3 m
Uniform load over top slab = 4P(1+Impact)/Area Kn/m2
Total width of culvert 8.7 m
Distribution length perpendicular to traffic = 7.25 m
Distribution length along the traffic = 2.05 m
Area for the distribution loads = 14.86 m2
Uniform load over top slab = 43.1 Kn/m2

The earth pressure co-efficient for the back-fill material is determined as 0.5
Live load surcharge will be taken as 2 feet of soil
gsoil = 19 Kn/m3
ka = 0.500
Height of wall H (center to center) = 3850 mm
The Earth pressure at the center of top slab = 11.2 KN/m2
The Earth pressure at the center of bott. slab = 47.7 KN/m2
The Earth pressure due surcharge = 5.8 KN/m2
The Earth pressure top 17.0
The Earth pressure bott 53.5

SIDL = 20.2

LL = 43.1

## \ Fill including asphalt 17.0

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53.5
CROSS SECTION OF BOX CULVERT