A refined method for analyzing a bridge structure and system is discussed. An effective and efficient combined numerical integration scheme is proposed for dynamic analyses. Modeling techniques, distribution of vehicle live loads, seismic analysis methods, and ground motion and soil-structure interaction effects on structural responses are discussed in detail. The results obtained from the present study are compared with those from the current bridge design code. The paper concludes with a number of real examples.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Modeling and Simulation
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science Applications