SHAKING TABLE TEST AND DYNAMIC RESPONSE PREDICTION ON AN EARTHQUAKE-DAMAGED RC BUILDING

This article reports on a study that used shaking table tests on a one-tenth-scale reinforced concrete (RC) building model. The model was designed to simulate a building that was seriously damaged during the 1985 Mexico earthquake. The input ground excitation used during the test was from the records obtained near the site of the prototype building during the 1985 and 1995 Mexico earthquakes. The tests showed that the damage pattern of the test model agreed well with that of the actual damage to the building it was modeled after. The authors then used analytical prediction of earthquake response for the building using a sophisticated 3-D frame model. The input motion used for the dynamic analysis was the shaking table test measurements with similarity transformation. The authors conclude that the comparison of the analytical results and the shaking table test results indicates that the response of the RC building to minor and the moderate earthquakes can be predicated well. However, there are still some differences between the predication and the actual response to a more severe earthquake.

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    Science Press

    Beijing 100707,   China 
  • Authors:
    • Xianguo, Y
    • Jiaru, Q
    • Kangning, L
  • Publication Date: 2004-12

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00989054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2005 12:00AM