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Title: Seismic studies of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Abstract

Computational simulation plays a central role in the engineering analysis and design of major bridge structures and accurate simulations are essential for the development of earthquake resistant and economical structural designs. This paper describes new methodologies and computational tools which have recently been developed for simulating earthquake ground motions and the seismic response of cable supported bridges. The simulation tools are described and an example application for an important long-span suspension bridge is demonstrated. The application portion of the study has particular focus on the potential damaging effects of long period displacement pulses and permanent ground displacements which can occur when a bridge is located in the near-field of a major earthquake fault.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
13921
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-135386; YN0100000; 99-ERD-057
YN0100000; 99-ERD-057; TRN: AH200135%%565
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 12th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Auckland (NZ), 01/30/2000--02/04/2000; Other Information: PBD: 17 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CABLES; DESIGN; EARTHQUAKES; GROUND MOTION; SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Astaneh-Asl, A, Larsen, S, and McCallen, D. Seismic studies of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Astaneh-Asl, A, Larsen, S, & McCallen, D. Seismic studies of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. United States.
Astaneh-Asl, A, Larsen, S, and McCallen, D. Tue . "Seismic studies of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/13921.
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