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A model for simulation of squat piers under important transverse forces is presented: a classic fibre model with shear behaviour simulated through the strut-and-tie approach. The model includes an additional fibre working in parallel with the standard longitudinal fibres. The results obtained from the numerical model are compared with the experimental response of a large-scale bridge pier tested in the ELSA laboratory of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) at Ispra.

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Authors: GUEDES J, National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, Lisbon (PT);PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2nd Italy-Japan workshop on Seismic Design and Retrofit of Bridges, Roma (IT), February 27-28, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40509 ORA
Record Number: 199710609 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en