Seismic Response Studies on a Two Span Slab-On-Girder Bridge

by J. B. Mander, State Univ of New York at Buffalo, United States,
S. S. Chen, State Univ of New York at Buffalo, United States,
D-K. Kim, State Univ of New York at Buffalo, United States,
D. S. MacEwan, State Univ of New York at Buffalo, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII

Abstract:

A new type of self-equilibrating snap-back (quick-release) test setup is employed to investigate the transverse dynamic response of a two-span continuous slab-on-girder highway bridge. Experimental results from field tests are compared with predictions from both a detailed elastic 3D finite element model of the bridge and a nonlinear quasi-3D-2DOF model that can be used directly in inelastic time-history studies of seismic response.



Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Bridge tests | Seismic loads | Load tests | Finite element method | Seismic tests | Continuous bridges | Structural models

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