DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF BRIDGES TO SEISMICALLY INDUCED GROUND VIBRATIONS. PHASE 1 - PILOT FIELD TESTS - STRONG-MOTION INSTRUMENT INSTALLATION

Strong-motion accelerometers were installed on bridges located in three seismically active areas in California as a pilot project to assess installation problems and to compare usefulness of data furnished by different types of instruments, including the Teledyne-Geotech, Model RRA-100, and the Nimbus, Model TMA-100, accelerographs, and the Engdahl, Model PSR1200-SL, Peak-Shock Recorder. Instruments were installed during construction and on existing bridges. General guidelines and recommendations for future installations are presented. Data obtained from these installations during future seismic events will be used to assess validity of assumptions and analytical tools employed in the design process.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with California State Business and Transportation Agency, Sacramento.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Structures Design, 1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    California Business and Transportation Agency

    2829 Juan Street
    San Diego, CA  United States  92110
  • Authors:
    • Gates, J H
    • Davis, R E
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CADOTDS-4164-75-5, FHWA-RD-75-S0423
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2003 12:00AM