Application of Ice Load on column

Document Information

Document Type: FAQ

Product(s): LEAP RCPIER/Substructure

Version(s): All

Original Author: Bentley Technical Support Group -VM

QUESTION: How to apply Ice Load on a pier ?


You have to apply ICE load based on AASHTO article 3.9 and per your local conditions. RC-Pier does not have any kind of library for different flood levels. You have to apply manually calculated ICE load as point load. Local DOT specifications needs to be checked. Select ICE load from load type and then click on EDIT .In column Loads/Settlement apply the force (Ex: 10 kips at 0.5 y1/L ) at half height.