INTRODUCTION TO AN EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION TEST FOR EFFECTS TO RETROFIT OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BRIDGE PIER ELEMENTS

This paper briefly describes an evaluation test for effects to retrofit of reinforced concrete bridge pier elements conducted at the Public Works Research Institute in the past. In order to increase strengths of the existing concrete structures there are many kinds of methods in the design and construction procedures as follows, 1). Strengthening using steel plates; 2). Strengthening employing Prestress Forces; 3). Strengthening casting additional sectional area of reinforced concrete; and 4). Strengthening using additional members of reinforced concrete. In this paper authors intorduce an example which evaluated he method 1. and method 3. of the above. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seismic Research for Highway Bridges (US-Japan Program) is a collection of Papers Reprinted Directly from the United States-Japan Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR) Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects; and the Proceedings of the US-Japan Seminars on Repair and Retrofit of Structures, 1979 to 1984.
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    Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15261

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550

    Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15261
  • Authors:
    • KURIBAYASHI, E
    • Kobayashi, S
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

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  • Accession Number: 00394025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM