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Bridge Structures is intended for a worldwide audience of practitioners and researchers who are working in the area of bridge engineering. Mahmoud Bridge Technology Consulting 11 Broadway, 21st Floor New York City, NY 10004 USA Email: [email protected] Board Sreenivas Alampalli, New York State Department of Transportation, USA Fabio Brancaleoni, University of Rome Tre, Italy Paul Fanning, University College, Ireland John W.
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Two versions of the same bridge were analyzed and compared, one with conventional cast-in-place reinforced concrete columns, and the other with top plastic hinges incorporating Nickel-Titanium (Ni Ti) SMA reinforcing bars and ECC. The first author acknowledges the support provided by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Research Grant No.
The novel SMA/ECC plastic hinges were found to substantially reduce damage and post-earthquake residual displacements in the bridge substructure, but led to larger maximum drifts relative to the bridge with conventional reinforced concrete plastic hinges. 51408360 during his stay at University of Nevada, Reno.