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FOURTH NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BRIDGE RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:
 
RESEARCH ABSTRACT
 
Title:
Design of Seismic Restrainers
Author(s) and Affiliation(s):
Marc O. Eberhard, John F. Stanton, and Panos Trochalakis Department of Civil Engineering University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Principal Investigator:
Marc O. Eberhard
Sponsor(s):
Washington State Department of Transportation
Research Start Date:
December 1994
Expected Completion Date:
December 1996
Research Objectives:
This research is being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of seismic restrainers, identify bridge characteristics that are likely to induce large relative displacements at hinges, abutments and simple supports, and develop (or modify) restrainer design methods.
Expected Products or Deliverables:
The expected products of this study will be an improved understanding of the efficacy of seismic restrainers; an improved understanding of the factors that lead to large relative displacements at hinges, abutments and simple supports; and improved design methods.

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