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

Abstract: 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 | Earthquake resistant structures | Concrete structures | Structural analysis | Seismic tests | Highway and road design | Rail transportation

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