“Evaluation of Post-Earthquake Axial Load Capacity of Circular Bridge Columns”, written by Vesna Terzic and Bozidar Stojadinovic, was published in ACI Structural Journal Vol. 112 No. 1, (p. 23-34), January – February 2015.
Sponsored by PEER and CalTrans, this project examined post-earthquake traffic capacity of typical highway overpass bridges. As a part of this research project the first experimentally and analytically validated methodology for assessing post-earthquake axial-load capacity of highway bridges was developed, and the first quantitative guidelines for rapid post-earthquake inspection of highway bridges were written. Additionally, the hybrid simulation experimental technique was extended to allow for multi-phase testing that was successfully used by other researchers.
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