Analytical Modeling for Progressive Failure Assessment of Curved and Skewed Highway Bridges Subjected to Seismic Hazards

Curved and/or skewed bridges are very common on highways across the country. These bridges are more vulnerable to seismic than typical straight ones. The current specifications do not provide enough coverage for the curved and skewed bridges on progressive failure risk. Under the joint impact from post-seismic traffic and partial damage of some members from seismic, the progressive failure risk will increase depending on the intensity of seismic and traffic at the time. It is thus important to evaluate the progressive failure risk of vulnerable curved and skewed bridges immediately after the seismic occurrence. However, such a simulation tool which can enable progressive analysis of curved and skewed bridges subjected to traffic and seismic is not available. This study will develop an analytical framework of modeling progressive failure risk of typical curved and skewed bridges subjected to seismic and traffic.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $116850
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Colorado State University

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Campus Delivery 1372
    Fort Collins, Colorado  United States  80523
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chen, Suren

  • Start Date: 20130930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190821
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-461

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528054
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2014 1:00AM