Calculate the Bottoming Out Scenario

Bottoming out is defined as an area of the barrier that has been penetrated by 630mm or more that is 40mm x 40mm in height and width.

Where bottoming out occurs, a 2-point penalty will be added to the barrier deformation and OLC penalty.

The MPDB tool automatically checks for the bottoming out scenario using the projection values (penetration values) and finding the 40mm x 40mm area penetrated by 630mm or more.

A specific slide is created in the automatic report that is generated at the end of the process.

Figure 1. Bottoming Out Scenario