Assessment of multi-span masonry bridges under in-plane seismic actions

G. De Felice, I. Carbone, P. Clemente

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Abstract

A probabilistic procedure based on simulation is developed for the assessment of multi-span masonry railways bridges under seismic action. Each simulation comprises a non-linear time history analysis, were the vault is modelled as a beam with 2D fibre elements and the seismic action by appropriately scaled natural accelerograms. For the treatment of uncertainties, an efficient statistic approach based on a Response Surface methodology is used in which both mechanical and geometrical parameters are considered as random variables. The procedure is applied to a nine-span masonry bridge, representative of Italian railway network.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

Conference

Conference8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/06 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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De Felice, G., Carbone, I., & Clemente, P. (2006). Assessment of multi-span masonry bridges under in-plane seismic actions. Paper presented at 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006, United States.