Research into seismic retrofit of reinforced concrete bridge columns

  • M. J. Nigel Priestley University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Frieder Seible University of California, San Diego, USA

Abstract

Structural deficiencies in flexural and shear strength, and in ductility capacity of reinforced concrete columns of Californian bridges have required the development of effective and economic retrofit solutions. The paper describes relevant research at the University of California San Diego, and presents design recommendations based on rather extensive test results.

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Published
1992-09-30
How to Cite
Priestley, M. J. N., & Seible, F. (1992). Research into seismic retrofit of reinforced concrete bridge columns. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 25(3), 203-210. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.25.3.203-210
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