A REVIEW OF THE SEISMIC RESISTANCE OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE

THE APPROACH OF DESIGN AND RESEARCH ENGINEERS TOWARD PRESTRESSED CONCRETE USE FOR EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE IS DISCUSSED. FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTIES SUCH AS STIFFNESS, DAMPING, ENERGY ABSORPTION, AND DUCTILITY ALL OF WHICH AFFECT THE BEHAVIOR OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES UNDER EARTHQUAKE LOADING ARE DISCUSSED. OBSERVATIONS OF THE BEHAVIOR OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BUILDINGS IN ALASKA DURING EARTHQUAKES SHOWED THAT THEY SUFFERED NO DAMAGE OTHER THAN VERY MINOR CRACKING OF THE BLOCKWORK. INCLUDED IN THESE WERE TWO BUILDINGS USING PRESTRESSED CONCRETE TEES AND COLUMNS AS FRAMES. A STUDY IS REPORTED OF THREE STRUCTURES IN NIIGATA, JAPAN, TWO OF THEM BRIDGES WHOSE PRESTRESSED MEMBERS WERE NOT DAMAGED DESPITE CONSIDERABLE SETTLEMENT AND DISPLACEMENT OF THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE ABUTMENTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 3, No 1, PP 3-23
  • Corporate Authors:

    New Zealand Soc Earth Quake Engr Bull

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  • Authors:
    • Blakeley, R W
    • Park, R
    • Shepherd, R
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00213950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 1971 12:00AM