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Intercontinental Hybrid Simulation for the Assessment of a Three-Span R/C Highway Overpass

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Early online date25 Aug 2017
DateAccepted/In press - 25 Jun 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 25 Aug 2017


This paper presents hybrid simulations of a three-span R/C bridge among EU, US, and Canada. The tests involved partners located on both sides of the Atlantic with each one assigned a numerical or a physical module of the substructured bridge. Despite the network latency in linking remote sites located on the two sides of the Atlantic the intercontinental hybrid simulation was accomplished and repeated successfully, highlighting the efficiency, and repetitiveness of the approach. Adaptations, challenges, and limitations are discussed, focusing on the implications of network communication latency, the insensitivity of the sub-structuring arrangement, and the accuracy of the results obtained.

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  • Bridges, Hybrid Testing, Seismic Assessment

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