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Six large-scale (1:2.5) bridge specimens have been constructed and are being tested pseudodynamically. The experimental programme is intended to provide background and improvement to the analysis and design methods. In particular, calibration and improvement of numerical models are sought. The first part of the programme (testing of 4 bridges) has been devoted to exploring different design solutions aimed at obtaining a more homogeneous ductility demand in irregular bridges. A test to check the possibility of obtaining a more homogenous ductility demand by means of the introduction of isolators is being prepared. A test in which asynchronous base-motion will be simulated at the base of the piers is also foreseen.

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Authors: PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT);NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways, San Diego (US), December 10-13, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39439 ORA
Record Number: 199512081 / Last updated on: 1996-01-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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