Safety Enhancement of Bridges with Seismic Isolation Bearings

by Hirokazu Iemura, Kyoto Univ, Kyoto, Japan,
Kazuhiko Kawashima, Kyoto Univ, Kyoto, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


This paper summarizes the experimental and analytical studies done at Dept. of Civil Eng., Kyoto Univ., on application of base isolation bearings to highway bridges and the Menshin (base isolation) design manual developed mainly by Public Work Research Institute, Ministry of Construction, Japan.

Subject Headings: Base isolation | Infrastructure construction | Highway bridges | Seismic design | Bridge design | Highway and road design | Structural safety

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