rocking pier

rocking pier

[′räk·iŋ ‚pir]
(civil engineering)
A pier that is hinged to allow for longitudinal expansion or contraction of the bridge.
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If a rocking pier with an SCC is idealized as a cantilever element with a zone of concentrated plastic rotation at the base, then the ultimate displacement capacity at the top of walls is
Compared with a rocking URM pier, or a rocking wall with prestressed technique and with no energy dissipation devices, the hysteretic energy absorption capability of a rocking pier with an SCC increases significantly under a large lateral displacement.
The predicated width of slots is about 16.5 mm, which is close to the demanded value of the deformation of the rocking pier in test.