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Experimental tests and seismic performance of a concrete bridge

TitleExperimental tests and seismic performance of a concrete bridge
Publication TypePresentazione a Congresso
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsImpollonia, N., Saitta F., Clemente Paolo, and Zito S.
Conference NameSHMII-5 2011 - 5th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure
Conference LocationCancun, Quintana Roo
KeywordsBridges, Concrete bridges, Concretes, Dynamic tests, Experimental investigations, Experimental test, Seismic behaviour, Seismic code, Seismic Performance, Seismology, Simply supported, Structural health monitoring

In this paper the experimental tests and the evaluation of the seismic behaviour of the seven simply supported spans concrete bridge crossing the Anapo River (Siracusa, Italy) is proposed. The bridge was not designed according to a seismic code and now is affected by visible damages. An experimental investigation was made in order to evaluate the reliability of the bridge regarding the recent seismic Italian code. The materials were characterized by means of tests on specimens extracted in different locations of the structure. Dynamic tests were done in order to update the finite element model.

Citation KeyImpollonia2011