A Damage Model for Collapse-Mechanism of Long-Span and High-Pier Continuous Rigid Frame Bridges



Collapse-mechanism analysis can simulate that bridges enter strong elasto-plastic and large displacement response and collapses phase, so that it is very important for the seismic design of bridges. In this paper, a damage model of reinforced concrete is introduced, and dynamic response and collapse of long span and high-pier continuous rigid frame bridge during strong earthquake is studied with damage model of reinforced concrete by the explicit dynamic analysis code (LS-DYNA). The simulation results indicate the development of the concrete elements from cracking to failure and the bridge from part collapse to the whole collapse of the bridge are studied. The damage and collapse mechanisms during strong earthquake are given of Long Span and High-pier Continuous Rigid Frame Bridges. References are provided for seismic analysis of this kind of bridges.




Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin




K. Z. Xie et al., "A Damage Model for Collapse-Mechanism of Long-Span and High-Pier Continuous Rigid Frame Bridges", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 219-220, pp. 1431-1435, 2011


March 2011




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