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Title:Self-Centering Buckling Restrained Braces for Curved Bridges
Principal Investigators:Chris Pantelides
University:University of Utah
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-491
RH Display ID:151206
Keywords:abutments, buckling, curved bridges, earthquake resistant structures, girders, seismicity, soil structure interaction


The objectives of this project are to: (1) use numerical simulation to analyze effective configurations for using self-centering BRBs in the retrofit of existing curved bridges for moderate to high seismic regions; (2) develop an analytical model which simplifies the design of curved bridges when self-centering BRBs are implemented for control of longitudinal and lateral seismic forces in new bridges. In addition, the repairability of the bridge columns will be investigated experimentally using a retrofit method developed for ABC connections.

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