Seismic Design and Performance of Railroad Bridges

by Joy Pauschke, Northern Illinois Univ, DeKalb, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering

Abstract:

Damage to railroad bridges during earthquakes in the United States and Japan is summarized. Research tasks are outlined to develop seismic design and retrofit criteria for railroad bridges.



Subject Headings: Bridge design | Railroad bridges | Load and resistance factor design | Seismic design | Rail transportation | Damage (structural) | Rehabilitation | Seismic tests | Japan | Asia | United States

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