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Abstract

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

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Authors: PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT);VERZELETTI G, JRC Ispra (IT);PEGON P, JRC Ispra (IT);MAGONETTE G, JRC Ispra (IT);NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT);GUEDES J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16378 EN (1996) 109pp., FS
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199610744 / Last updated on: 1996-08-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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