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Editorial Bridge Structures 8 (2012) 1–2 DOI:10.3233/BRS-2012-0037 IOS Press One of the important measures of post-earthquake functionality in bridges is residual displacement. In their paper “An analytical study of residual displacements in RC bridge columns subjected to near-fault earthquakes”, Saiidi and Ardakani study the analyses of six reinforced concrete bridge columns subjected to near fault ground motion using fiber elements to estimate the residual displacement. Another part of the study aims at determining the residual drift ratio limit beyond which bridge columns would be unsafe. The ability of models to estimate residual displacement was assessed by comparison of the results of the analyses to experimental data. The authors report that fiber element models were generally successful in estimating residual displacements. To determine residual displacement limits, a large number of reinforced concrete bridge columns with different geometries and steel ratios were analyzed subjected to truck loading. The residual moment capacity of the column and the moment due to the trucks and the P-Delta effects were used in the study. The study concludes a residual drift ratio limit of 1.2% or more for typical bridge columns. For a suspension bridge, the balance of design, fabrication, and erection of the hangers presents http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bridge Structures iospress

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IOS Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by IOS Press, Inc
ISSN
1573-2487
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1744-8999
DOI
10.3233/BRS-2012-0037
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Abstract

Bridge Structures 8 (2012) 1–2 DOI:10.3233/BRS-2012-0037 IOS Press One of the important measures of post-earthquake functionality in bridges is residual displacement. In their paper “An analytical study of residual displacements in RC bridge columns subjected to near-fault earthquakes”, Saiidi and Ardakani study the analyses of six reinforced concrete bridge columns subjected to near fault ground motion using fiber elements to estimate the residual displacement. Another part of the study aims at determining the residual drift ratio limit beyond which bridge columns would be unsafe. The ability of models to estimate residual displacement was assessed by comparison of the results of the analyses to experimental data. The authors report that fiber element models were generally successful in estimating residual displacements. To determine residual displacement limits, a large number of reinforced concrete bridge columns with different geometries and steel ratios were analyzed subjected to truck loading. The residual moment capacity of the column and the moment due to the trucks and the P-Delta effects were used in the study. The study concludes a residual drift ratio limit of 1.2% or more for typical bridge columns. For a suspension bridge, the balance of design, fabrication, and erection of the hangers presents

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Bridge Structuresiospress

Published: Jan 1, 2012

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