Built-up Shear Links as Energy Dissipators for Seismic Protection of Bridges

The objective of this research was to investigate the inelastic behavior of built-up shear links through the use of large-scale experiments and detailed numerical analyses. The purpose of the large-scale experiments was to determine the deformation capacity, maximum resistance and ultimate failure mode of built-up shear links by applying incrementally increasing cyclic plastic deformations. Based on the results of the experimental and numerical research, built-up shear links were shown to be effective hysteretic energy dissipators. The importance of estimating the link overstrength is illustrated and design recommendations are defined. Illustrations, tables, and references are included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research

    State University of New York, 107 Red Jacket Quadrangle, P.O. Box 610025
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14261-0025

    University of Nevada, Reno

    1664 N Virginia Street
    Reno, NV  United States  89557

    Federal Highway Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dusicka, Peter
    • Itani, Ahmad M
    • Buckle, Ian G
  • Publication Date: 2006-3-15


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Illustrations; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 233p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01076719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MCEER-06-0003
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-98-C-00094
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 4:28PM