Effects of vertical motion on the inelastic behavior of highway bridges

Ala Mohammad Saadeghvaziri, Douglas A. Foutch

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The response of typical highway bridges to the vertical component of earthquake ground motion has a significant effect on their elastic behavior. When vertical motions are considered along with horizontal excitation, significantly more damage may accumulate at the base of the piers, larger shear forces may occur in the piers and in the abutments, the shear capacity of the pier will diminish due to tension forces and larger forces in the pier foundation and in the abutment will occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSeism Eng Res Pract
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0872627012
StatePublished - 1989
EventSeismic Engineering: Research and Practice - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 1 1989May 5 1989

Publication series

NameSeism Eng Res Pract


OtherSeismic Engineering: Research and Practice
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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