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

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Authors: GUEDES J, University of Porto, FEUP (PT);PINTO A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: New Technologies in Structural Engineering, Lisbona, July 2-5, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40651 ORA
Record Number: 199710865 / Last updated on: 1997-07-08
Original language: en
Available languages: en