Pseudo-dynamic testing of large-scale R/C bridges in ELSA
At the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) laboratory six large-scale (1:2.5) bridge specimens have been constructed and are being tested pseudodynamically. The experimental programme (in support of Eurocode 8) is intended to provide background and improvement to the analysis and design methods involving calibration and improvement of numerical models. Testing of four bridges explores different design solutions aimed at obtaining a more homogeneous ductility demand in irregular bridges. A test with isolation/dissipation devices to check the possibility of obtaining a more homogenous ductility demand is being prepared. Asynchronous base-motion will be simulated at the base of the piers. Results have been obtained for regular and irregular bridges with different reinforcement arrangements as well as for a cyclic test of a squat pier.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Eleventh World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Accapulco (MX), June 23-28, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as paper EN 39564 ORA
Record Number: 199610265 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en