Seismic behavior of chilean bridges with seismic protection devices
Moroni, María O.; Universidad de Chile
Sarrazin, Mauricio; Universidad de Chile
Venegas, Braian; Universidad de Chile
Villarroel, Jorge; Universidad de Chile
Several bridges with seismic protection systems have been built in the last decade inChile. Accelerometer networks have been installed in some of them. Seismic records have been obtained by these instruments for moderate and severe earthquakes. In this paper, records registered atMargaMargaBridge,AmolanasBridgeand Metro Viaduct are analyzed, and analytical models of the structures are developed. The parameters used in the models are adjusted using actual records in order to obtain the best fit between models and measured structural responses, in particular, frequencies and maximum displacement. The validated models are then used to estimate maximum stresses in principal elements and to compare them with nominal values given by design codes.