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Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Structures: Part 1 - Bridges

I.G. Buckle (Lead Author), I. Friedland, J. Mander, G. Martin, R. Nutt and M. Power

MCEER-06-SP10 | 12/1/2006 | 656 pages

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Notes: A summary of this report is provided.

Keywords: Retrofitting. Manuals. Highway infrastructure. Bridges. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE). Performance-based seismic designs. Existing structures. Evaluations. Ground motion. Capacity assessments. Geotechnical hazards.

Abstract: Part one of this two-volume set provides procedures for screening, evaluation, and retrofitting highway bridges. The manual introduces a performance-based retrofit philosophy similar to that used for the performance-based design of new buildings and bridges. It extends the guidance provided in the earlier Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) manuals (originally issued 1983 and updated in 1995), based on recent experiences in California, Japan, and other countries, as well as the results of comprehensive research programs that have been sponsored by FHWA, MCEER, Caltrans, and other agencies. One of the two CDs included with this publication is the USGS Open-File Report 01-436 entitled Seismic Hazard Curves and Uniform Hazard Response Spectra for the United States. The other CD contains five appendices to the MCEER technical report in PDF.