American Society of Civil Engineers

Seismic Design Criteria for Transporation Structures

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

pp. 4-36

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Document type: Conference 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.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Elevated structures
Ground motion
Highway and road structures
Rail transportation
Response spectra
Seismic design
Seismic effects
Transportation management

Author Keywords:
Structural design
Building codes - Concrete construction - Dynamic response - Earthquake resistance - Highway systems - Railroad plant and structures - Seismology - Standards - Structural analysis - Structural loads - Transportation
Acceptable damage criteria - Multiple supports - Seismic design criteria - Three dimensional ground motion - Transportation structures