Quick methods of analysing earthquake forces on viaduct bridges having continuous decks and tall piers

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Martin, JB en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Strickland, Ian Graham en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-09T13:50:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-09T13:50:25Z
dc.date.issued 1980 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Strickland, I. 1980. Quick methods of analysing earthquake forces on viaduct bridges having continuous decks and tall piers. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12584
dc.description Bibliography: leaf 87. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The available methods of calculating the effects of earthquakes on viaduct-type bridges with continuous decks and tall piers are examined. Particular emphasis is laid on the use of a relatively quick method of analysis using response spectra and taking account of the effects of damping. The use of this method is illustrated by applying it to a mathematical model representing a real. bridge. Manual calculations are performed and refined by the application of Rayleigh's Principle. A number of variations to the configuration of the model are analysed by the computer programme "SAP IV" under earthquake excitation in each of three mutually perpendicular directions. The computed results are compared with those obtained by manual calculation. The earthquake loading effects are compared with the effects of deadload, traffic loading and windload and there is a discussion on the design of suitable structural configurations to contend with seismic loading. The work ends with some generalisations about other types of bridges. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Quick methods of analysing earthquake forces on viaduct bridges having continuous decks and tall piers en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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