A review paper on analysis and cost-comparison of box culvert for different aspect ratio of cell

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Volume-44 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Ajay R Polra, Prof. S. P. Chandresha, Dr. K. B. Parikh
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V44P223


Ajay R Polra, Prof. S. P. Chandresha, Dr. K. B. Parikh "A review paper on analysis and cost-comparison of box culvert for different aspect ratio of cell", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V44(3),112-115 February 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

A Reinforced concrete box culvert consists of bottom slab, top slab and two vertical side walls built monolithically and form a closed rectangular or square single cell. Multiple cell box culverts are obtained by inserting one or more intermediate vertical walls. If the discharge in a stream is large, multiple cell reinforced box culverts are ideal bridge structure. If the bearing capacity of the soil is low, the single box culvert becomes uneconomical because it requires higher thickness of the slabs and walls. In such cases, more than one box can be constructed side by side monolithically. This paper deals with the study of design parameters of box culverts like effect of co-efficient of earth pressure, angle of dispersion of live load and depth of cushion provided on top slab of box culverts. Coefficient of earth pressure for lateral pressure on walls, depth of cushion, width or angle of dispersion for live loads on box without cushion and with cushion for structural deformation are important items for designing the box culvert.


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Box culvert, Single cell, multiple cells, Aspect ratio, co-efficient of earth pressure, lateral earth pressure, cushion, angle of dispersion.