Displacement-based Mode Pushover Analysis of Self-anchored Cable-stayed Suspension Bridge

Yingna Mu, Yanna Zheng, Jingru Liu


As being a typical multi-freedom degree system structure, self-anchored cablestayed suspension bridge is significantly affected by higher modes in the earthquake response. Traditional force-based pushover analysis of reverse triangle or uniform distribution patterns will lead* to a certain error for the results of pushover analysis of self-anchored cable-stayed suspension bridge. An improved method of displacement-based mode pushover analysis is presented in this paper by combining the two stage horizontal displacement pattern with mode pushover. This improved method can take the contributions of higher modes into account. And the applicability of the method can be verified commendably by the selected examples.

Traditional force-based pushover analysis considers the seismic load is equivalent to lateral load. And it judges whether the deformation ability of the structure and component can meet the need of design and use function by analysing nonlinear response of structures under the monotonic increasing horizontal lateral load applied to the structure with a certain distribution mode. The selection of the lateral load distribution mode can directly affect the analysis results of the pushover method on the seismic performance of whole structure in traditional force-based pushover analysis. Moreover, the problem of stiffness degradation after failure is not taken into account in this traditional wide application method. Seismic hazard, experiment and theoretical analysis indicate structural collapse is mainly due to the lack of deformation capacity and energy dissipation capacity during severer earthquake. In this case, the deformation capacity and the displacement response of structure will have an certain impact on the damage degree of structural members. Therefore, it is more reasonable to use displacement control on structural seismic response during severer earthquake[4].

Compared with the traditional force-based design, the displacement of structure can reflect the nonlinear reactive state more during severer earthquake, it also can control the behavior of structure better in earthquake. Consequently, the displacement-based seismic design method has been greatly developed[5-10]. There are three commonly used displacement-based seismic design method: ductility factor design, capacity spectrum and direct displacement-based design method. The basic thought of displacement-based mode pushover analysis is as follows: first, put monotonic increasing lateral displacement to bear on structure directly according to a certain horizontal displacement distribution mode, second, the final failure pattern of structure is obtained by pushover the structure to the target displacement, after that, whether the deformation ability of structure and component can meet the need of design and use function can be analyzed.


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