@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15122,
	  title     = {Uniform Distribution of Ductility Demand in Irregular Bridges using Shape Memory Alloy},
	  author    = {Seyed Mohyeddin Ghodratian and  Mehdi Ghassemieh and  Mohammad Khanmohammadi},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Excessive ductility demand on shorter piers is a
common problem for irregular bridges subjected to strong ground
motion. Various techniques have been developed to reduce the
likelihood of collapse of bridge due to failure of shorter piers. This
paper presents the new approach to improve the seismic behavior of
such bridges using Nitinol shape memory alloys (SMAs).
Superelastic SMAs have the ability to remain elastic under very large
deformation due to martensitic transformation. This unique property
leads to enhanced performance of controlled bridge compared with
the performance of the reference bridge. To evaluate the effectiveness
of the devices, nonlinear time history analysis is performed on a RC
single column bent highway bridge using a suite of representative
ground motions. The results show that this method is very effective in
limiting the ductility demand of shorter pier.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {11},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {606 - 612},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15122},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/59},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 59, 2011},