ANALYSES OF CYCLIC BEHAVIOR OF EXISTING SWAY FRAMES OF SFOBB

The primary focus of this study was to conduct nonlinear finite element analyses of the existing sway frames in the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge under cyclic and monotonic ever-increasing loading. The detailed nonlinear finite element models built for the computer program ABAQUS captured both local and global behavior under cyclic loading and identified the areas of over-stress during earthquake ground motions. Analytical results of the existing frames indicated the vulnerabilities of the bridge in the transverse direction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: March 1999. University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Berkeley CA. Remarks: Sponsored by California Dept. of Engineering, Engineering Service Center, contract no. RTA 59V476
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
    3201 South Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616

    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Davis Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1710

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Yan, Li
    • Shen, Jay
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: iv, 326 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: CALTRANS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2003 12:00AM