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Experimental Study On RC Bridge Pier Model Under Cyclic Bi-axial Horizontal Loadings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ER030091

Volume

72

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

272.27 kb

Author(s)

T. Sato, H. Kitoh, H. Kobayashi & K. Sonoda

Abstract

Experimental study on RC bridge pier model under cyclic bi-axial horizontal loadings T. ~ a t o ' , H. it oh', H. ~ o b a ~ a s h i ' & K. sonoda2 I Department of Civil Engineering, Osaka City University, Japan '~tructural Research Centel; Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan Abstract This paper presents the results of cyclic bi-axial horizontal loading tests of the reinforced concrete (RC) column models for bridge piers under a constant axial force. The test parameter was the sub axial horizontal load intensity which was not cyclic but constant. All the specimens failed in a flexural mode. The peak strength of the cyclic load in the main horizontal axis decreased naturally as the load intensity in the sub horizontal axis increased. The interaction obtained due to bi-axial loading is discussed in comparison with existing design curves. 1 Introduction The Hyogoken-Nanbu earthquake at Kobe, Japan in 1995 revised the Japanese highway bridge design specification [I], in which the dynamic loading ca

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