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POSITIONING OF IRC LIVE LOADS

L OADS :

   H
   T
   D ML
   I
   W
   E
   G T-T AXIS
   D
   I
   R MT
   B
L-L AXIS

Coventions used below are in reference with the above figure

SPAN OF BRIDGE

Reaction for maximum moment @ T-T axis MT:

(a) Single L ane of IRC Class


Class A

Longitudinal placement :
Braking force Braking force

6.8t 6.8t 6.8t 6.8t 11.4t


11.4t 11.4t 2.7t 2.7t

3.0m 3.0m 3.0m 4.3m 1.2m 3.2m 1.1m

 A span B C span D

Transverse
Transverse pl acement :

Centre Line carriageway

0.4m 1.8m

eccentricity=4.20m
CG
5.5m
Carriage width = 11.0m (three lanes)

Transverse Eccectricity for three lanes = 4.20 m

(b) Two L anes of IRC Class


Class A

Transverse
Transverse pl acement :
Centre Line carriageway

0.4m 1.8m 1.7m 1.8m

e=2.45m
CG
5.5m
Carriage width = 11.0m (three lanes)

Transverse Eccectricity for three lanes = 2.45 m


(c) Three Lanes o f IRC Class A

Transverse placement :

Centre Line carriageway

0.4m 1.8m 1.7m 1.8m 1.7m 1.8m

CG

e=0.7m
5.5m
Carriage width = 11.0m (three l anes)

Transverse Eccectricity = 0.70 m

(d) IRC Class 70R( wheeled ) 

Braking force Braking force


Longitudinal placement :
17t 17t 17t 17t 12t 12t 8t

1.37m 3.05m 1.37m 2.13m 1.52m 3.96m

 A span B C span D

Transverse placement :
Centre Line carriageway

1.63m 1.93m

eccentricity=2.905m
CG
5.5m
Carriage width = 11.0 m

Transverse Eccentricity = 2.905 m

(e) IRC Class 70R( wheeled )+One L ane of IRC Class A

Transverse placement :
Centre Line carriageway
Class 70R Class A
1.63m 1.93m 1.88m 1.8m

CG:100t CG:55.4t
5.5m

Carriage width = 11.0 m


Reaction for maximum moment @ L-L axis ML:

(a) Singl e Lane of IRC Class A

Longitudinal placement : Braking force Braking force

2.7t 2.7t 11.4t 11.4t 6.8t 6.8t 6.8t 6.8t

1.1m 3.2m 1.2m 4.3m 3.0m 3.0m 3.0m

 A span B C span D

(b) IRC Class 70R( wheeled ) 

Transverse placement : Braking force Braking force

8t 12t 12t 17t 17t 17t 17t

3.96m 1.52m 2.13m 1.37m 3.05m 1.37m

 A span B C span D
0.4m

*Reactions for abutments have been tabulated by taking R  C  reactions for various loading conditions.

**In this case live load effects have been reduced by 10% to account for the additional third lane.
Refer IRC: 6-1966 Clause 208.2