Response Sensitivity of Highway Bridges to Randomly Oriented Multi-Component Earthquake Excitation
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Earthqu. Eng.
Earthquake Incidence Angle; Nonlinear Analysis; 3D Ground Motion; Performance-Based Engineering; Stochastic Process; SEISMIC RESPONSE; GROUND MOTIONS; DISTANCE; SPECTRA; SYSTEM; ANGLE; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Geological; Geosciences, ; Multidisciplinary
In two-dimensional and single axis three-dimensional finite element analyses, the ground motion incidence angle can play a significant role in structural response. The effect of incidence angle for three-dimensional excitation and response is investigated in this paper for response of highway bridges. Single-degree-of-freedom elastic and inelastic mean spectra were computed from various orientation techniques and found indistinguishable for combinations of orthogonal horizontal components. Probabilistic seismic demand models were generated for the nonlinear response of five different bridge models. The negligible effect of incidence angle on mean ensemble response was confirmed with a stochastic representation of the ground motions.
Journal of Earthquake Engineering
"Response Sensitivity of Highway Bridges to Randomly Oriented Multi-Component Earthquake Excitation" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1611.