AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTIVENSS OF EXISTING BRIDGE DESIGN METHODOLOGY IN PROVIDING ADEQUATE STRUCTURAL RESISTANCE TO SEISMIC DISTURBANCES, PHASE VI: SEISMIC RESPONSE OF BRIDGES--CASE STUDIES

Presented are the results of six 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 provision. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • Imbsen, R A
    • Nutt, R V
    • Penzien, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 186 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78-157 Final Rpt., FCP 35A2-012
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7798
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM