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The Second U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Protective Systems for Bridges

Edited by K.Kawashima, S.Unjoh, H.Iida, H.Mukai

NCEER-92-3196 | 2/1/1993 | 0 pages

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Keywords: Highway Bridges, Sliding Friction Dampers, Elastomeric Bearings, Lateral Loads, Hybrid Control Systems, Cable Stayed Bridges, Seismic Isolation, Steel Dampers, Dynamic Response Analysis, Experimental Tests, Retrofitting, Base Isolation, Viscous Dampers, Sliding Isolation Systems, Pseudodynamic Tests, Long Span Structures, Menshin Design, Rubber Bearings, Design Methods, United States, Japan, Joints, and Active Control Systems.

Abstract: This proceedings documents the results of the Second U.S.- Japan Workshop on Earthquake Protective Systems for Bridges, held at the Public Works Research Institute, Tsukuba Science City, Japan, December 7 and 8, 1992, under the auspices of the Panel on Wind and Sceismic Effects, UJNR. The aims of the Workshop were: (1) to bring together experts from both countries to exchange technical information on current research and practical efforts being made in the area of earthquake protective systems for bridges, and (2) to identify future needs and opportunities between the two countries for cooperative research. The range of special topics presented included: testing of seismic isolation hardware; seismic isolation design; design applications; dynamic characteristics of base-isolated bridges; active and hybrid control for bridges; and comparative design example. The proceedings comprise (1) all technical papers, (2) resolutions unanimously approved by the participants, and (3) the Workshop program and list of participants.