Wave Forces on Bridge Decks during Hurricanes and Impact on the Foundation Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper addresses the problem of wave forces on bridge decks created by water flowing against and over the decks such as in the case of surges due to hurricanes. Such waves develop horizontal and vertical loads on the bridge decks. These decks in turn may fail by horizontal sliding since they are not tied to the piers. One solution is to tie the decks down to the piers but then the foundation has to resist the additional load. This paper takes a first look at the magnitude of such forces and at the impact they are likely to create on the foundation of the piers. Copyright 2008 ASCE.

name of conference

  • From Research to Practice in Geotechnical Engineering

published proceedings

  • From Research to Practice in Geotechnical Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Briaud, J., & Chen, H.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Briaud, Jean-Louis||Chen, Hamn-Ching

publication date

  • January 2008