State-of-the-art review of the seismic performance of precast segmental columns

Kaiming Bi, Chao Li, Hong Hao

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Prefabricated construction is attracting increasing interest in recent years, since this construction method has various advantages as compared to the cast-in-situ construction method, such as less construction time, higher quality control and reduced environmental impact. As a typical type of prefabricated structures, precast segmental column (PSC) has been used as the substructure to accelerate the construction speed of bridges. This paper reviews the performances of the PSCs under seismic loadings. In particular, the seismic performances of the PSC itself under cyclic loading and real earthquake ground motions, the seismic behaviours of PSC-supported bridge structures, and the responses of precast rocking column (PRC)-supported bridges, are comprehensively reviewed and their pros and cons are discussed. For the completeness of the paper, the performances of the PSCs under multiple dynamic hazards, namely impact and blast loadings here are also briefly summarized at the end of this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalAdvances in Bridge Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Precast segmental column
  • Prefabricated construction
  • Review
  • Seismic performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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