Long-term seismic performance of RC bridge piers in an aggressive marine environment

M. Akiyama, Dan M. Frangopol

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Abstract

For structures located in a moderately or highly aggressive environment, multiple environmental and mechanical stressors lead to deterioration of structural performance and, therefore, create maintenance issues. Such deterioration will reduce the service life of structures. The main purpose of this paper is to discuss a methodology previously proposed by the writers for the evaluation of long-term seismic reliability of reinforced concrete (RC) bridge piers in a marine environment and present new results. This methodology consists of three steps: (1) investigate the relationship between material deterioration and structural performance on an experimental basis; (2) consider both the seismic hazard and the hazard associated with marine environment; and (3) perform an analysis of the long-term seismic performance of RC bridge piers in an aggressive marine environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2011 - Proceedings of the 2011 Structures Congress
Pages1907-1914
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 13
Externally publishedYes
EventStructures Congress 2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2011 Apr 142011 Apr 16

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2011 - Proceedings of the 2011 Structures Congress

Conference

ConferenceStructures Congress 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period11/4/1411/4/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Akiyama, M., & Frangopol, D. M. (2011). Long-term seismic performance of RC bridge piers in an aggressive marine environment. In Structures Congress 2011 - Proceedings of the 2011 Structures Congress (pp. 1907-1914). (Structures Congress 2011 - Proceedings of the 2011 Structures Congress). https://doi.org/10.1061/41171(401)166