Seismic Performance Evaluation of RC Bridge Piers using Capacity Spectrum and Energy Analysis

역량스펙트럼 및 에너지분석을 이용한 RC교각의 내진성능평가에 관한 연구

  • 정영수 (중앙대학교 건설대학 토목공학과) ;
  • 박종협 (중앙대학교대학원 토목공학과)
  • Published : 2001.04.01


This research aims at evaluating the seismic performance of the R/C bridge piers, which were seismically designed in accordance with the seismic provision of limited ductile behavior of Eurocode 8. Pseudo dynamic test for six(6) circular RC bridge piers has been carried out so at to investigate their seismic performance subjected to experted artificial earthquake motions. The objective of this experimental study is to investigate the hysteretic behavior of reinforced concrete bridge piers. Important test parameters are confinement steel ratio, input ground motion, etc. The seismic behavior of circular concrete piers under artificial ground motions has been evaluated through displacement ductility, energy analysis, capacity spectrum. It can be concluded that RC bridge piers designed in the seismic code of limited ductile behavior of Eurocode 8 have been determined to show good seismic performance even under expected artificial earthquakes in moderate seismicity region.