Development of a bidirectional rocking isolation bearing system (Bi-RIBS) to control excessive seismic response of bridge structures

Xinhao He, Shigeki Unjoh, Shinsuke Yamazaki, Tadayuki Noro

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術論文査読

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A bidirectional rocking isolation bearing system (Bi-RIBS) is proposed to provide seismic protection for bridge structures. By using the 3-D rocking motion of the Bi-RIBS, this system acts as a mechanical fuse to limit the maximum force transmitted to the bridge piers and as a restoring component to control an excessive girder response. Possible applications in bridge structures were discussed. A simple analytical model was established to characterize the dynamics of an example bridge featuring such a Bi-RIBS. A series of dynamic analyses were performed by using the proposed model to investigate the effects of several factors on controlling the seismic responses of the bridge, for example, the design parameters of Bi-RIBS including inclined angle and size, the damping property at the support interface, and the mass ratio. The peak ground accelerations of the bidirectional ground motion record were scaled to various levels to evaluate the maximum performance indices of the bridge structure and the response control effectiveness of the Bi-RIBS compared to the uncontrolled counterparts. The simulation results demonstrated that the proposed Bi-RIBS could effectively control the maximum pier displacement while keeping the bearing from overturning if suitable parameters were selected. In particular, the control effectiveness on the maximum pier response becomes more significant as the seismic intensity increases, due to its distinctive negative stiffness property.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)3074-3096
ページ数23
ジャーナルEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
52
10
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 2023 8月

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