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A series of cyclic and seismic tests on large-scale models of bridge piers were performed in the ELSA laboratory of the JRC. The test campaign concerns an existing RC highway bridge designed in 1975. Cyclic tests on 1:2.5 models of one tall and one short bridge piers were followed by pseudo-dynamic testing of the whole bridge structure, considering asynchronous motion and nonlinear substructuring. The seismic response of a typical European highway bridge designed without earthquake provisions and situated in a low to medium-seismicity region was assessed.

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Authors: PINTO A V ET AL, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, ELSA Laboratory, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Organised by: European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED). Held in: London, 9-13 S
Record Number: 200214367 / Last updated on: 2002-02-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en