AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EXISTING BRIDGE DESIGN METHODOLOGY IN PROVIDING ADEQUATE STRUCTURAL RESISTANCE TO SEISMIC DISTURBANCES. PHASE III: ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF SEISMIC RESPONSE OF SHORT, SINGLE, OR MULTIPLE-SPAN HIGHWAY BRIDGES

Descriptions are given to the analytical investigations of the seismic response of short, single or multiple-span highway bridges of the type where soil-structure interaction effects are important. Six different mathematical model elements are incorporated into the computer program which possess the capability of performing linear or non-linear analyses. Finite element modeling is used for the backfill soils. Bridge deck, piers, and abutments are modeled using prismatic beam elements. A frictional element is used to model the discontinuous behavior at the interface of backfill soils and abutments. Discontinuous type expansion joint elements are also included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Phase 2, PB-233 711.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Chen, M C
    • Penzien, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 176 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090563
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75- 10 Final Rpt., FCP 35A2-012
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-7798
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1976 12:00AM