Seismic Design, Seismic Isolation and Retrofit of Bridges

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Fall 2002
Teacher(s):
KAZUHIKO KAWASHIMA
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
03/09/2002 – 04/10/2002

The course will include the damage experience in the past earthquakes, measured and computed structural response of bridges, response of special bridges (arch bridges, cable stayed bridges and suspension bridges), effect of ground motion and soil condition, damping, static and dynamic linear and nonlinear response analysis including idealization, design forces, seismic performance criteria, design of columns, unseating prevention devices and foundations, evaluation of seismic performance of existing bridges, seismic retrofit, seismic isolation, and semi-active control.

Suggested readings:

  • Clough, R. W. and Penzien, J.: Dynamics of Structures, McGraw-Hill, 1975
  • Priestley, M. N. J., Seible, F. and Calvi, G. M.: Seismic design and retrofit of bridges, John Wiley & Sons, 1996.