Pseudo-Dynamic Testing of Structural Components

by Haluk M. Aktan, Wayne State Univ, Detroit, MI, USA,
Ahmed A. Hashish, Wayne State Univ, Detroit, MI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamic Response of Structures


The pseudo-dynamic testing procedure is a simultaneous simulation and control process in which inertia and damping properties are simulated and flexibility properties are acquired from the specimen. The procedure calculates a set of dynamic displacements based on active control theory, utilizing the simulated inertia and damping properties and acquired flexibility properties, under a hypothetical ground motion, and simulates the response of the structure in a quasi-static fashion. The application of the procedure for the testing of structural components is simulated on a seven-story reinforced concrete frame wall building.

Subject Headings: Structural members | Dynamic loads | Dynamic properties | Damping | Ground motion | Concrete structures | Concrete frames | Load tests

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