Column Design – A/D Parameter Degree of Fixity in Foundations.

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Document Type: FAQ

Product(s): LEAP RCPier

Version(s): All

Original Author: Bentley Technical Support Group -VM

QUESTION: What is the “Degree of fixity in foundation for” value and how it is computed?


The “Degree of Fixity in Foundations” is the G value, and it is based on AASHTO Code section 4, Page 4-53.

The program does not calculate G value and it is a user input based on Type of footing. Whatever value is inputted for “Degree of Fixity in Foundations” the same value is highlighted as R in MM Parameters Dialog Box. R value is same as G.