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Table of Contents
                            LEAP® RC-PIERv9.0.0 User Manual
Table of Contents
	Chapter IN Introduction
	Chapter GS Getting Started
	Chapter GO General Operation
	Chapter LB Using IBS Technology
	Chapter TH Theory
	Appendix A Abutment Design
	Appendix B Nomenclature and Printout Explanation
	Appendix C References
	About RC-PIER
	Using the Manual
		Typographical Conventions
		Program Interface
		Using Online Help
Getting Started
	System Requirements
	Bentley Systems Security
	Types of Licenses
	Network Setup
		Authorization Warnings
	Installing the Program
		Novell Installation
	Installing and Configuring Microsoft .NET Framework
	Managing Product Site Keys
		Authorizing a Program
		Demo Authorization
		Transferring Authorization
	LEAP Bridge Workflow
		Using RC-PIER from within LEAP Bridge
		Using RC-PIER as a standalone application outside of the LEAP Bridge environment
	Multiple File Copies
	Program Crash/Temporary Loss of License
	Contacting Technical Support
General Operation
	RC-PIER Tab Screens
	Project Tab Screen
	Geometry Tab Screen
		Pier Configuration Button
		Superstr. Button
		Cap Button
		Column Button
		Strut Button
		Bearing/Girders Button
		Material Button
		Str. Model Button
		Hammer STM Button
	Loads Tab Screen
		Auto Load Generation Screens
	Analysis Tab Screen
	Cap Tab Screen
	Column Tab Screen
	Footing Tab Screen
		Combined Footing Design Screens
	Program Menu Commands
		File | New
		File | Open
		File | Save
		File | Save As
		File | Save Setting
		File | Print
		File | Print Setup
		File | Convert Old data
	File Menu
		File | Security
		File | Exit
	Show Menu
		Show | Image
		Show | Model
		Show | Results
		Show | Diagram
		Show | Preferences
		Libraries | Setup
		Libraries | Vehicular Loads
		Libraries | Load Groups/Limit States
		Libraries | Footing Configuration
		Libraries | Pile Pattern Configuration
		Libraries | Pile Section Types
	Help Menu
		Help | Contents
		Help | User Manual
		Help | Search for Help On
		Help | How to Use Help
		Help | Tech. Support
		Help | Check for Updates
		Help | E-Mail Tech Support
		Help | Visit LEAP Web Site
		Help | About RC-PIER
Using IBS Technology
	Conceptual Overview
	Application Interaction
		IBS Setup Dialog Box
	Typical Scenarios
		Defining A Bridge Using GEOMATH And CONBOX
		Defining A Bridge Using GEOMATH And CONSPAN
		Defining A Pier Using GEOMATH and RC-PIER
	IBS Shared Data Items
	Pier Types
		Hammerhead Pier
		Multi-Column Pier
		Integral Pier
	Pier Components
		Pier Caps
		Drilled Shaft
	Column Spring Supports
	Sign Conventions
		Bridge Span Information
		Pier View Direction
		Global and Local Coordinates
		Cap Length
		Cap Elevation
		Centerline of a Cap
		Skew Angle (in degrees)
		Column Shapes
		Column Variation
		Auto Node Generation Pier Model
		Bearing Lines
		Manual Input Loads
		Auto Load Generation
		Self Load
		Auto Dead Load Generation
		Auto Live Load Generation
		Auto Longitudinal/Braking Load Generation
		Auto Centrifugal Load Generation
		Auto Wind Load Generation on Structure (LFD)
		Auto Wind Load Generation on Structure (LRFD)
		Auto Wind Load Generation on Live Load
		Auto Temperature Load Generation
		Auto Earthquake Load (Seismic) Generation
		Auto Vessel Collision Load Generation
	Load Groups
	Load Combinations
	Envelope Generation
		Frame Analysis
		Truss Analysis
		Strut-and-Tie Model
		Factor of Reduced Moment of Inertia
		Service Load Analysis and Design (Working Stress)
		Resistance Factors/Strength Reduction Factors f
		Cap Flexure Design
		Shear and Torsion
		Cracking Check (Distribution of Flexural Reinforcement Check)
		Fatigue Check
		Column Design
		Column Rebar Patterns
		Footing Design
		Plastic Hinging and Seismic Design
	Overturning Check
Abutment Design
	General Operation
	Abutment Configuration
	Superstructure Parameter
	Earth Pressure Load
	Stem Wall Design
	Limitations and Assumptions
Nomenclature and Printout Explanation
	Pier Geometry
	Structural Model
	Superstructure Information
	Bearing Points
	Material Properties
	Design Parameters
	Cap Design
	Cap Design by STM
	Column Design
	Footing Design
Document Text Contents
Page 1



Reinforced Concrete Substructure Analysis and Design

Volume I - User Manual

Version 09.00.00


Page 2


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of Bentley Systems, Inc. or Bentley Software, Inc. All other marks are the property of their
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this Agreement and pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 12.212, 52.227-19, 227.7202, and 1852.227-86, as
applicable. Contractor/Manufacturer is Bentley Systems, Incorporated, 685 Stockton Drive,
Exton, PA 19341-0678.

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otherwise made available without proper authorization.


Although this program has been written and tested by Bentley Systems, Inc., no warranty,
expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy or functioning of the program and related
program material. In no event will Bentley System, Inc. be liable for any damages, including,
without limitation, incidental and consequential damages and damages for lost data or profits,
arising out of the use of or inability to use the licensed program.

Version: LEAP® RC-PIERv9.0.0

Editor: Robert Prancevic

Page 107

General Operations GO
Input a name in the Group Name field and the values in the text boxes as they apply. Click OK to accept changes
and return to the Library: Load Groups/Limit States Main screen.

RC-PIER allows different load group types which can be selected in the applicable to area of the screen. Note that
seismic load group in LFD and Extreme Event Seismic in LRFD is a special group which should be defined and
used in conjunction with EQ loads when the plastic hinge moments for column need to be computed and used for
design of cap and footing.

You can copy an existing load group library to the one you are editing by clicking Copy.

Click Save to save the new load group (or any changes to existing load groups) to the existing lrfdload.rp2 or
stdload.rp2 library (overriding the existing data). To save under a new file name, click Save As. Input a new name
in the File Name field and click Save.

Libraries | Footing Configuration

Selecting the Footing Configuration option from the Libraries menu, or its respective icon, will display the
Footing Library screen, as shown in Figure GO-73. This command allows you to manage and define the different
footing types used in the pier structure.

Figure GO-73 Libraries | Footing Configuration

To define a new footing type, select the shape from the Available Shape list. Then, referring to the diagram on the
right side of the screen, input the footing size in the text boxes under Dimensions and a name for the footing in the
Description text box. Click Add. The name will appear in the list on the screen. You can modify existing footing
types in the list by highlighting it, making the appropriate changes, and clicking Modify. To delete a footing type in
the list, highlight it and click Delete.

Click Save to save the new footing type (or any changes to existing footing types) to the existing default.rp3 library
(overriding the existing data). To save under a new file name, click Save As. Input a new name in the File Name
field and click Save.

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General OperationsGO
Libraries | Pile Pattern Configuration

Selecting the Pile Pattern Configuration option from the Libraries menu, or its respective icon, will display the Pile
Pattern Library Screen as shown in Figure GO-74. This Library allows you to define and manage pile pattern
configurations (pile groups).

Figure GO-74 Libraries | Pile Pattern Configuration

To define a new pile pattern, click Add. The program will insert a pattern called “Pile Pattern???” to the bottom of
the pattern list.

Select newly added item and click modify to activate the Pile Pattern screen as shown in Figure GO-75.

Figure GO-75 Library: Pile Pattern Screen

Input a unique name of the Pile pattern. Then choose the Pattern type. Pattern could either be grid based on which
the piles lie on a regular grid, or it can be a General pattern in which piles can be placed at any location with X and
Z coordinates.

If you choose general patterns, simply specify X and Z coordinates of each pile and then click Add. If you would
like to modify a previously added pile location, first click that in the list. Then modify the X and Z values and then
click the modify button again. To delete a pile simply select it and click delete.

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Index IX
Response Modification Factor, MultipleColumn Pier
GO-46, GO-47

Results screen GO-73

Reversible load TH-34

Right-hand rule TH-3

Rounded Column screen GO-9

Save As screen GO-68

Save input data only GO-75

Save without results GO-75

Search engine GO-82

Security GS-1

Security Dir tab GO-71

Security Directory GS-3

Security screen GO-71

Seismic Design Parameters Screen Terms

Additional Factor, Cap Design GO-46
Mpx (bottom) GO-47
Mpz (bottom) GO-47
Plastic Hinge Moment, Use Computed Plastic Hinge

Moment GO-46
Resistance Factor, Phi GO-46
Response Modification Factor, Multiple Column Pier

Response Modification Factor, Single Column Pier

Seismic Overstrength GO-46
Use following Plastic Hinge Moments for Columns

Use Full Section GO-46

Selected combinations TH-23

Selected item TH-23

Service load design (working stress) TH-37

Settlement GO-25

Shared data items LB-9

Shear and Torsion

Cap Shear and Torsion Design (AASHTO LRFD)

Cap Shear and Torsion Design (AASHTO Standard
Load Factored) TH-42

Shear and torsion TH-41

Shear force diagram TH-3, TH-4


Diagram GO-74
Image GO-71
Model GO-73
Preferences GO-69, GO-74
Results GO-73

Sign conventions TH-3

Single mode spectral method TH-32

Single user installation GS-2

Site license GS-1

Skew angle GO-8

Skewed bridges TH-23

Slenderness TH-44

Source directory GS-9

Spread/Cap Depth GO-55

Spread/cap depth GO-55, GO-58

Spring Matrix screen GO-18

Diagonal GO-18
Full. GO-18
K?K? GO-18

Start elevation GO-8

Status bar LB-5

Stirrup size GO-48

Straight Cap Parameters screen GO-5

Strap footing design TH-52

Structural model GO-2, A-1

Structure DL

Auto load generation GO-27
Structure Model screen GO-22

Strut-and-tie model TH-36

Strut-and-Tie Model Edit screen GO-23

Superstructure information GO-2, A-2

Superstructure Parameters screen GO-4

Support nodes GO-23

Synchronizing components LB-5

System requirements GS-1
RC-PIER® v9.0.0 Index-vii

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tab GO-1

Analysis GO-40
Cap GO-48
Column GO-51
Direct Transfer GS-9, GS-11
Footing GO-54
Geometry GO-2
Loads GO-24
Project GO-1
Register Transfer GS-10
Transfer In GS-10
Transfer Out GS-10

Tapered cap GO-6

Tapered Cap Parameters screen GO-6

TB2 file GS-12

Technical support GS-12

Theory TH-1

Tie/spiral size GO-51

To GO-50

Total wind force TH-28

Transfer authorization GS-9

Transfer In tab GS-10

Transfer Out tab GS-10

Transferring Authorization

Direct transfer on a single computer GS-9
Direct transfer to a network computer GS-9
floppy disk GS-9

Transverse loading TH-33

Trapezoid GO-25

Trapezoidal combined footing GO-58

Truss analysis TH-36

T-shape TH-1

Two-way shear TH-51

Types of drilled shaft TH-2

Typographical conventions IN-4

U.S. units TH-1


Unbraced columns TH-43

Unidirection load TH-34

Unit strain load GO-26

Units IN-4

Use Core area only GO-46

Using Online Help IN-5

Using RC-PIER as a standalone application

outside LEAP Bridge environment GS-11
Using the manual IN-3

Variable cap GO-7

Variable Cap Parameters screen GO-7

Variable spacing GO-30

Vessel collision TH-33

Welcome GS-2

Wind angle TH-28, TH-30

Wind load

On live load TH-30
On structure (LFD) TH-28
On structure (LRFD) TH-29

Wind load on live load TH-30

Auto load generation GO-36
Wind on structure

Auto load generation GO-35, GO-36
Working stress design TH-37
Index-viii RC-PIER® v9.0.0

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