Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

At the Bridges Department of Leningrad Institute of Railway Communication Engineers complex investigations of bridge dynamics under the seismic and rolling stock loads had been carried out. It is ascertained that for theoretical description of bridge oscillations the question of "piers-base" interaction is a matter of principal importance. During the process of oscillations there is a loss of energy due to the radiation by the propagation of elastic waves in the soil. These losses of energy considerably exceed the hysteresis ones, especially for bridges with metal span structures. Researches carried out allowed to make the theoretical estimation of the general factor of the span structure dynamics, to work out design technique for bridge piers and span structures under seismic loads (both according to the method of spectral analysis and with the use of the earthquake accelerograms), to predict the consequences of the local oscillations of bridge elements.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridge Dynamics Problems

St. Louis, Missouri

At the Bridges Department of Leningrad Institute of Railway Communication Engineers complex investigations of bridge dynamics under the seismic and rolling stock loads had been carried out. It is ascertained that for theoretical description of bridge oscillations the question of "piers-base" interaction is a matter of principal importance. During the process of oscillations there is a loss of energy due to the radiation by the propagation of elastic waves in the soil. These losses of energy considerably exceed the hysteresis ones, especially for bridges with metal span structures. Researches carried out allowed to make the theoretical estimation of the general factor of the span structure dynamics, to work out design technique for bridge piers and span structures under seismic loads (both according to the method of spectral analysis and with the use of the earthquake accelerograms), to predict the consequences of the local oscillations of bridge elements.