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Tom,

Your load factors are also different for AASHTO or Caltrans Manuals versis ACI /
Building Codes.  Impact also becomes a factor at shallow depth.  The ASTM
mentioned below is a good reference but you need to get a copy of the Caltrans
Manual if you are going to do underground design.

Jim Dane, P. E. (Structural)


Roger Turk wrote:

> Tom,
>
> The maximum wheel load is 16 kips.
>
> If this is an underground structure, you might want to check out ASTM C890
> for distribution of wheel loads to underground structures.  C890 is titled,
> "Standard Practice for Minimum Structural Design Loading for Monolithic or
> Sectional Precast Concrete Water and Wastewater Structures," however it does
> give a lot of information on distribution of truck load forces to underground
> structures.
>
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
>