In the report the design and verification concepts for the anchorage of road restraint systems on bridges are introduced. The concepts are based on both load and capacity criteria. However, the main objective of the presented concepts is to establish appropriate design and verification procedures for anchorages on edge beams to prevent any damage on the structural members of the bridge in case of a vehicle impact. Therefore, partial safety factors are specified, which may be used for the determination of the design actions needed for the design and verification of the structural safety of edge beams of bridges.
Schuler, D., Bürkel, P.: Design and Verification Concepts for Anchorages of Road Restraint Systems on Bridge Decks, Forschungsauftrag VSS 1993/012, VSS Schweizerischer Verband der Strassen- und Verkehrsfachleute, Zürich, November 2005Zurück