Applicability of Modal Pushover Analysis on Bridges
Taking one irregular continuous bridge as an example, modal pushover analysis (MPA) has been conducted to judge whether it would be applicable for seismic analysis of irregular bridge structures. The bridge’s seismic demand in the transverse direction has been determined through two different methods, inelastic time history analysis (ITHA) and MPA respectively. The comparison between those two results indicates that MPA would be suitable only for bridges under elastic or slightly damaged state. Finally, some modifications are used to improve the MPA’s scope of application, and the results illustrate that the adapted MPA will be able to estimate bridges’ seismic demands to some extent.
B. Wei et al., "Applicability of Modal Pushover Analysis on Bridges", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 806-810, 2011