The influence of bridge geometry on the seismic behaviour of bridges 
on isolating bearings

  • P. J. Moss University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • A. J. Carr University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • N. Cooke University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Tan Fun Kwai University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Abstract

The response of bridge decks supported on elastomeric or a combination of elastomeric and lead-rubber bearings is computed and compared with the response of a bridge deck monolithically connected to piers designed to have a ductile behaviour. A study of the sensitivity of bridge response to changes in geometry was made using the El Centro 1940 N-S earthquake component. The geometrical changes covered a range of uniform pier heights, a range of number of spans.

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Cooke, N., Carr, A.J., Moss, P.J. and Tan Fun Kwai: "The Influence of Non- Geometric Factors on the Seismic Behaviour of Bridges on Isolating Bearings", Bulletin of the NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp.263-271, Dec. 1986. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.19.4.263-271

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Published
1986-12-31
How to Cite
Moss, P. J., Carr, A. J., Cooke, N., & Kwai, T. F. (1986). The influence of bridge geometry on the seismic behaviour of bridges 
on isolating bearings. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 19(4), 255-262. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.19.4.255-262
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