MCEER-02-SP04 | 3/11/2002 | 624 pages
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Keywords: Bridges. Highways. Seismic design. Transportation structures. Transportation systems. Retrofit technologies. Displacement based design. Near field earthquakes. Lessons learned. Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)
Abstract: This volume contains the proceedings of the Third National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways conducted in Portland, OR, April 28-May 1, 2002. Papers focus on advances in engineering and technology that provide increased seismic safety to bridges and highway systems. Topics include lessons learned from recent quakes; seismic design practices and specifications; seismic practices for transportation structures and systems; displacement based design; emerging seismic design and retrofit technologies; development and testing of the new LRFD seismic design of highway bridges; and an international forum of speakers from countries that have implemented advanced earthquake design and mitigation approaches. An author index accompanies the text.