Comparative Study on Nonlinear Earthquake Response of Girder Isolated Bridges with LRB and Model Shaking Table Test
Abstract: The thesis is aimed to study the characteristics nonlinear seismic response of the isolated continuous girder bridges with LRB. Inorder to achieve the aim, force- deformation properties of the LRB is considered as bilinear first, the bouc-wen model is adopted to imitate the force nonlinear deformation behavior of LRB, and by using Finite element method, the motion equation of the Isolation system of continuous girder bridge is established, then some shaking table tests towards the model of isolated continuous girder bridges with LRB is done. On this basis of it, by comparing the experimental results and calculation results, such as the acceleration and displacement of deck, vertical force of bearing, and the relationship between the Isolation layer displacement and the Level force displacement of the Bearing, we can see that the difference between the analytical results and the experimental results are very small. The results show that the calculation method can analyze Nonlinear Seismic Response of isolated continuous girder bridges with LRB efficiently. But when the vertical earthquake component is larger ,whether the results of the Vertical tension are produced or not, designing the Rubber bearings should be considered.
Ran Chen, Wen-Pei Sung and Jimmy C.M. Kao
J. D. Zhan et al., "Comparative Study on Nonlinear Earthquake Response of Girder Isolated Bridges with LRB and Model Shaking Table Test", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 706-708, pp. 472-477, 2013