Seismic Design Criteria for Transporation Structures

by Joseph Penzien, Univ of California, Berkeley, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


Presented is a discussion focusing on two critical issues which must be resolved when setting seismic design criteria for important transportation structures such as those supporting elevated freeways and railways, namely, (1) defining appropriate three-dimensional ground motion inputs to their multiple supports, and (2) specifying performance and acceptable-damage criteria.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Highway and road structures | Rail transportation | Earthquake resistant structures | Ground motion | Highway and road design | Seismic tests | Concrete structures

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