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Influence of site conditions on seismic performance of isolated high-speed railroad bridges

Influence of site conditions on seismic performance of isolated high-speed railroad bridges Earthquakes have occurred frequently in western China (Sichuan, Tibet, etc.) while the complex site conditions in western regions bring great uncertainty to the seismic performance of isolated high-speed railroad bridges (HSRBs). By studying the relationship between structure-dependent and structure-independent seismic intensity measures, soil site conditions are taken into account in the probabilistic seismic demand model (PSDM), which is applied to analyze the failure probability of the isolated HSRB under different site conditions. Based on the design parameters and test results of a typical isolated HSRB in western region, the analysis of the finite element model of the structure was performed. Probabilistic seismic demand models of the isolated HSRB were developed. The seismic fragility curves of the isolated HSRBs were obtained and the failure probabilities under different site conditions were compared and analyzed. The evaluation of the failure probability that the failure probability of the isolated HSRBs in the site area with seismic intensity of 9 is 35.84% and 78.19% under the soil site categories D and E, respectively. Therefore, the seismic spectrum characteristics of the soil site are an important factor affecting the seismic response of isolated HSRB structures. This study provides a more effective modified PSDM for seismic performance assessment of isolated HSRBs under the different site conditions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

Influence of site conditions on seismic performance of isolated high-speed railroad bridges

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2022
ISSN
1369-4332
eISSN
2048-4011
DOI
10.1177/13694332221105702
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Abstract

Earthquakes have occurred frequently in western China (Sichuan, Tibet, etc.) while the complex site conditions in western regions bring great uncertainty to the seismic performance of isolated high-speed railroad bridges (HSRBs). By studying the relationship between structure-dependent and structure-independent seismic intensity measures, soil site conditions are taken into account in the probabilistic seismic demand model (PSDM), which is applied to analyze the failure probability of the isolated HSRB under different site conditions. Based on the design parameters and test results of a typical isolated HSRB in western region, the analysis of the finite element model of the structure was performed. Probabilistic seismic demand models of the isolated HSRB were developed. The seismic fragility curves of the isolated HSRBs were obtained and the failure probabilities under different site conditions were compared and analyzed. The evaluation of the failure probability that the failure probability of the isolated HSRBs in the site area with seismic intensity of 9 is 35.84% and 78.19% under the soil site categories D and E, respectively. Therefore, the seismic spectrum characteristics of the soil site are an important factor affecting the seismic response of isolated HSRB structures. This study provides a more effective modified PSDM for seismic performance assessment of isolated HSRBs under the different site conditions.

Journal

Advances in Structural EngineeringSAGE

Published: Oct 1, 2022

Keywords: Site conditions; railroads; seismic isolation; bridges; reliability; seismic fragility

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