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Earthquake-Resistant Design of R/C Bridges (09)

The contents of the course include the construction methods of bridges and their impact regarding the seismic risk. Emphasis on monolithic bridges. Additionally, the related Eurocodes (EC8-part 2) are presented, mainly through examples focusing on issues of seismic isolation. A complete example of a railway bridge of great length with seismic isolation is presented which can be used as a pattern for the course assignment concerning a box-girder bridge with piers of orthogonal hollow section, isolated with lead-rubber bearings. Contents of the assigned thesis concern cases of monolithic, alternate of seismic isolation systems.