SEISMIC RESPONSE OF BRIDGES - CASE STUDIES

Presented are the results of 6 case studies conducted on each of three bridges (the Route 80 Onramp Undercrossing, the Northwest Connector Overcrossing, and the Southwest Connector Overcrossing designed by the California Department of Transportation) when subjected to strong seismic excitation. The dynamic responses of each bridge for separate excitations in the longitudinal and transverse directions were determined using the response spectral, linear time-history, and nonlinear time-history approaches. Maximum response values are interpreted in terms of current design procedures and code provisions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
    Richmond Field Station
    Richmond, CA  USA  94804

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Imbsen, R A
    • Nutt, R V
    • Penzien, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 204 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB/EERC-78/14
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7798
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM