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Case Study on the Dynamic Response of Long Bridges Subject to Spatially Varying Ground Motions

Abstract This report analyzed the dynamic response of a long, linear elastic concrete bridge subject to spatially varying ground displacements as well as consistent ground displacements. Specifically, the study investigated the bridge’s response to consistent ground displacements at all supports (U-NW), ground displacements with wave passage effects and no soil profile variability (U-WP), and ground displacements with both wave passage effects and soil profile variability (V-WP). Time-history ground displacements were taken from recordings of the Loma Prieta, Duzce, and Chuetsu earthquakes. The two horizontal components of each earthquake time-history displacement record were applied to the bridge supports in the transverse and longitudinal directio... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Seawright, Jordan Michael (Author) / Hjelmstad, Keith (Advisor) / Rajan, Subramaniam (Committee member) / Kavazanjian, Edward (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / bridge / earthquake / incoherence / passage / variability / viaduct
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 88 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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