AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EXISTING BRIDGE DESIGN METHODOLOGY IN PROVIDING ADEQUATE STRUCTURAL RESISTANCE TO SEISMIC DISTURBANCES PHASE I: LITERATURE SURVEY

THIS REPORT IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES TO RESULT FROM THE INVESTIGATION, "AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EXISTING DESIGN METHODOLOGY IN PROVIDING ADEQUATE STRUCTURAL PERSISTANCE TO SEISMIC DISTURBANCES", SPONSORED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION. DESCRIPTIONS OF THE DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY BRIDGE STRUCTURES DURING MODERATE TO SEVERE EARTH QUAKES IN MANY COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD ARE GIVEN. PARTICULAR EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE DAMAGES OCCURRING IN JAPAN WHERE THE INCIDENCE OF DAMAGE HAS BEEN CONSIDERABLE. SURVEYS OF IMPORTANCE RESEARCH INVESTIGATIONS ON SEISMIC EFFECTS ON BRIDGES ARE PRESENTED. THESE INVESTIGATIONS ARE CLASSIFIED INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: (1) SEISMICITY, (2) CHARACTERISTICS OF STRONG GROUND MOTIONS, (3) BEARING CAPACITY AND STABILITY OF SOILS, (4) EARTH PRESSURES, (5) HYDRAULIC PRESSURES, (6) DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF BRIDGES, (8) DYNAMIC ANALYSES OF BRIDGES, AND (9) LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS. SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT DESIGN OF BRIDGES AS USED BY MANY ORGANIZATIONS ARE ALSO INCLUDED.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Campus Research Office, 118 California Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • IWASAKI, T
    • Penzien, J
    • Clough, R
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

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  • Pagination: 433 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00208100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-73- 13 Final Rpt., FCP 35A2-012
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-7798
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1976 12:00AM