ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF SEISMIC RESPONSE OF SHORT, SINGLE, OR MULTIPLE-SPAN HIGHWAY BRIDGES
This report is the third in a series to result from the study, 'An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Existing Bridge Design Methodology in Providing Adequate Structural Resistance to Seismic Disturbances', sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. 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 possesses the capability of performing linear or non-linear analyses. Finite element modelling is used for the backfill soils. Bridge deck, piers, and abutments are modelled using prismatic beam elements. A frictional element is used to model the discontinuous behavior at the interface of backfill soils and abutments.
- Prepared in cooperation with National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.
University of California, BerkeleyEarthquake Engineering Research Center
Berkeley, CA USA 94720
Denver UniversityCollege of Law
Denver, CO USA 80210
National Science Foundation1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20550
- Chen, M C
- Penzien, J
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Pagination: 186 p.
- TRT Terms: Backfill soils; Bridge abutments; Bridge decks; Bridge piers; Bridge superstructures; Computer programs; Dynamic loads; Earthquake resistant design; Earthquake resistant structures; Earthquakes; Elastic waves; Finite element method; Highway bridges; Mathematical models; Seismicity; Soil structure
- Uncontrolled Terms: Bridge spans; Dynamic response; Seismic response
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Geotechnology; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00091362
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EERC-75-4
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7798
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM