Seismic Response Analysis of Multispan Bridge Using FEM

  title={Seismic Response Analysis of Multispan Bridge Using FEM},
  author={Zhan Chen and Xiedong Zhang},
  • Zhan Chen, Xiedong Zhang
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering
  • Simply supported bridges are common bridges in China which have exhibited considerable vulnerabilities in past earthquake events. This paper takes a bridge in BaoTou as a case, by means of the finite element method (FEM) software MIDAS/CIVIL. Elastic response spectrum analyses are conducted for this bridge with different span lengths, number of spans, and pier height. The results show that bridges with the same length but divided into a smaller number of spans are found to be more vulnerable to… CONTINUE READING

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