There is risk of bridge foundations to be damaged by liquefaction-induced lateral spreading of ground. Once bridge foundations have been damaged, it takes a lot of time for restoration. Therefore, it is important to assess the seismic behavior of the foundations on liquefiable ground appropriately. In this study, shaking table tests of models on a scale of 1/10 were conducted at the large scale shaking table in Public Works Research Institute, Japan, to investigate the seismic behavior of pile-supported bridge abutment on liquefiable ground. The shaking table tests were conducted for three types of model. Two are models of existing bridge which was built without design for liquefaction and the other is a model of bridge which was designed based on the current Japanese design specifications for highway bridges. As a result, the bending strains of piles of the abutment which were designed based on the current design specifications were less than those of the existing bridge.
A study on seismic behavior of pile foundations of bridge abutment on liquefiable ground through shaking table tests
Mitsuhiko Nakata, Shunsuke Tanimoto, Shuichi Ishida, Michio Ohsumi, Jun-ichi Hoshikuma; A study on seismic behavior of pile foundations of bridge abutment on liquefiable ground through shaking table tests. AIP Conf. Proc. 16 October 2017; 1892 (1): 120005. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5005746
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