NEW SEISMIC DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS OF HIGHWAY BRIDGES IN JAPAN

This paper presents the new seismic design specifications for highway bridges issued by the ministry of Construction in February 1990. Revisions of the previous specifications were based on the damage characteristics of highway bridges that were developed after the recent earthquakes. The primary revised items include the seismic lateral force, evaluation of inertia force for design of substructures considering structural response, checking the bearing capacity of reinforced concrete piers for lateral load, and dynamic response analysis. Emphasis is placed on the background of the revisions introduced in the new seismic design specifications.

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    Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

    499 14th Street, Suite 320
    Oakland, CA  United States  94612-1902
  • Authors:
    • Kawashima, K
    • Hasegawa, K
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1995 12:00AM