Category: Graduate Student Seminar Extending Application of Simple for Dead Load and Continuous for Live Load (SDCL) to High Seismic Areas

August 3, 2017 1:00 pm

In this quarterly Research Seminar, Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E. and Amir Sadeghnejad, Ph.D. candidate, present work under the ABC-UTC research project entitled Extending Application of SDCL to ABC (Phase II – Experimental) conducted at Florida International University in Miami.

Seminar Documents:
Extending Application of Simple for Dead Load and Continuous for Live Load (SDCL) to High Seismic Areas - pdf of presentation
Q&A Session - pdf (coming soon!)

Description: The steel bridge system, referred to as “Simple for Dead Load and Continuous for Live Load (SDCL),” has gained popularity in non-seismic areas of the country. This SDCL system is best suited in accelerating construction applications. Previous research has developed complete design and detailing provisions for the SDCL bridge system in non-seismic areas. However, no research studies, until recently, were conducted to extend the application of this system to seismic regions, either for conventional construction or ABC. A collaborative work is being conducted between FIU and the University of Nevada-Reno to extend the application of the SDCL bridge system to high seismic areas. This presentation will provide a summary of work completed as well as preliminary recommendations for application of the SDCL bridge system to high seismic areas.

 

Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Chair
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Florida International University

 

Amir Sadeghnejad
Ph.D. Candidate, 2019
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Florida International University

Presentation Graphics:

Figure 1. Developed seismic SDCL detail

Figure 2. Component test specimen at FIU structures laboratory

Figure 3. Load-Displacement Curve for Component test