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Seismic Fragility Analysis of Multispan Continuous Girder Bridges with Varying Pier Heights considering Their Bond-Slip Behavior


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: Advances in Civil Engineering, , v. 2020
Page(s): 1-12
DOI: 10.1155/2020/8869921

The bond-slip effect has a great influence on the seismic performance of reinforced concrete structures and ignoring it will overestimate the seismic performance of the structures. Based on the low-cyclic reversed loading experiment of a reinforced concrete column, this paper uses OpenSees to establish a nonlinear finite element model considering bond-slip and verify its correctness. In this paper, a multispan continuous girder bridge with varying pier heights is taken as an example. Considering the effect of the bond-slip behavior of steel bars, a refined finite element model based on the OpenSees platform is established to do the numerical simulation analysis. 10 seismic waves are selected from the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) according to the site condition and modulate the amplitude to 150 waves. This paper uses the incremental dynamic analysis (IDA) and the second-order reliability method to analyze the seismic fragility of bridge components and systems, respectively. Results show that the exceeding probability increases obviously when considering bond-slip, and with the increase of seismic spectral acceleration, the influence of bond-slip on the exceeding probability of components also increases; when bond-slip is considered, the difference of system fragility between the upper and lower limits under four damage states is greater than that without bond-slip.

Copyright: © Yang Cao et al.

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