structures (deck and piers) develop only elastic behavior.
This papers presents a detailed review of the design process as well as a time journey
Keywords:, FE non linear analysis, seismic isolation, time-dependentmaterialproperties, staged construction, balanced cantilever bridge
This bridge is “balanced cantilever girder” type and it is characterized by
a central 155m span, with two side symmetric 77.5m spans.
The total length of the bridge, including segments at abutments supports,
is 312.0m. The deck shows
interesting parts of the design process for the specific case. Namely, time dependent
properties of the materials have been considered, and extensive “staged construction”
analyses have been carried out to ensure safety in each phase of the complex life of the
bridges, while at the same time guaranteeing significant cost savings.
Keywords: steel-concrete composite deck, FE analysis, seismic isolation, time-dependentmaterialproperties, staged construction
The two viaducts share the same cross section and statical scheme, while
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