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Video Footage, Bridges with Foundations Allowed to Uplift During Earthquakes Test


Analytical and Experimental Development of Bridges with Foundations Allowed to Uplift During Earthquakes

Conventionally designed bridges rely on the concept of ductility, whereby the column reinforcement is detailed to ensure the development of flexural plastic hinges at the base and the top of the columns. While bridges designed in this manner may be safe from collapse, they are susceptible to considerable damage and permanent lateral displacements that can impair traffic flow and necessitate costly, time consuming, dangerous, and disruptive inspections and repairs. As an alternative design, bridges with columns supported on rocking foundations may develop large nonlinear deformations when subjected to strong shaking ...

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The Large High-Performance Outdoor Shake Table is supported in part by the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Engineering Simulation (NEES) program of the National Science Foundation under Award Number CMMI-0927178.

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