Seismic Design of Non-Conventional Bridges

The objective of this synthesis is to document seismic design approaches and criteria used for “non-conventional” bridges, such as long-span cable-supported bridges, bridges with truss tower substructures, and arch bridges. Information used in this study was gathered through a literature review, a survey of state departments of transportation (DOTs), and an analysis of design criteria documents provided by agencies that have recent experience with seismic design of non-conventional bridges. State of practice based on project criteria is addressed, with specific information on project-specific seismic design criteria, review of criteria documents, strain-based criteria, means by which nonlinearity Is considered, and limited ductility and capacity protection, and other elements of practice. Seismic design criteria for 11 bridge projects provides additional information on the subject.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 143p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01714119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309480390
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 49-12
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2019 11:44AM