Browse Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering by Subject "quasi-isolation"

  • Revell, Jessica (2013-05-24)
    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) commonly uses elastomeric bearings to accommodate thermal deformations in bridges, and these bearings also have potential utility in seismic events. IDOT has developed an ...

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  • LaFave, James M.; Fahnestock, Larry A.; Kozak, Derek L. (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2018-08)
    The seismic behavior of integral abutment bridges (IABs) is of particular interest in southern Illinois, where proximity to the New Madrid Seismic Zone may create significant ground motion accelerations during an earthquake. ...

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  • LaFave, James M.; Fahnestock, Larry A.; Luo, Jie; Kozak, Derek L. (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2018-08)
    This study assesses the seismic performance of quasi-isolated highway bridges with seat-type abutments, validates the current IDOT design strategy, and provides recommendations for improving a bridge’s seismic behavior. ...

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