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Title: Seismic Design of The Getty Center Tram Guideway

Author(s): J. S. Guarre and K. Hjorteset

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 37-42

Keywords: columns; earthquake-resistant structures; foundations; guideways; structural design

Date: 1/1/1999

This paper presents the earthquake analyses and seismic design features of The Getty Center Tram Guideway aerial structure. The Getty Center site complex, its topography, and its geology are described. Seismic design criteria for this aerial structure are presented. Seismic analysis and the development of the site specific acceleration response spectrum used in guideway design are described. The design of the most typical column and foundation is presented. Methods used to account for soil/structure interaction between the geotechnical and structural engineer are shown.


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