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Assessment of lateral spreading demands on the 1915 Ҫanakkale Bridge tower foundation

Amalia Giannakou, Panagiota Tasiopoulou, Jacob Chacko and Hobi Kim have co-authored a paper, published in the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering in Rome, discussing the method adopted to evaluate lateral spreading induced demands on the 1915 Ҫanakkale Bridge Tower. The 1915 Ҫanakkale Bridge, spanning the Ҫanakkale Straits and located near the western end of the Sea of Marmara in Turkey between Gelibolu (northeast) and Lapseki (southwest), will be the world’s longest suspension bridge with a main span of 2,023 m and a total length of 3,563 m. The proposed bridge is located ~20 km from the North Anatolian Fault, a plate boundary between the Anatolian and the Eurasian plate, and, as such, has the potential to experience significant earthquakes. The adopted method involved nonlinear, effective-stress, fully coupled dynamic soil-structure interaction analyses.

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