AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EXISTING BRIDGE DESIGN METHODOLOGY IN PROVIDING ADEQUATE STRUCTURAL RESISTANCE TO SEISMIC DISTURBANCES. PHASE V. CORRELATIVE INVESTIGATIONS ON THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF A MODEL BRIDGE STRUCTURE

This report describes correlations between analytical and experimental seismic responses of a model bridge structure which was constructed to have the same features as the typical full-scale high curved highway bridge structure. Modifications of the previously reported mathematical procedures for simulating the nonlinear behavior of expansion joints are presented. These include subdividing the time interval of integration and applying an equilibrium correction at the end of each interval and each subinterval. Correlations of displacement response of the bridge model carried out for three different excitations are described. Parameter studies conducted to assist in the interpretation of correlation results are presented, and the characteristics of the dynamic behavior of the bridge model are discussed. General conclusions are summarized.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Earthquake Resistance of Bridges, See also Phase 3 reported dated October 74, PB-240698.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Earthquake Engineering Research Center
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720

    Federal Highway Administration

    Structure and Applied Mechanics Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kawashima, K
    • Penzien, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 231 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 76-29

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 57 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7798
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM