Seismic Testing of a Long-Span Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Arch Bridge
Long-span bridges are always a multi-support structural system, and seismic ground motion can vary significantly over distances comparable to the length of such kind of bridges, so it’s difficult to carry out shaking table tests because of the restriction of the dimension and amount of shaking tables. This paper discusses the multiple sub-table cordwood system is used to conduct a study on the seismic testing of a three-span irregular Concrete filled steel tubular (CFST) arch bridge with the objective of investigating the dynamic performance of the bridge under spatial earthquake motions. The development and testing of the bridge model and selected experimental results are discussed then. The seismic response and response characteristics of acceleration, displacement, internal force, and strain of the structure under earthquake excitations are gained, which can provide test data and basis to evaluate the seismic performance of this CFST arch bridge or other similar structural system design.
W. M. Yan et al., "Seismic Testing of a Long-Span Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Arch Bridge", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 456, pp. 89-102, 2011