WIT Press

A New Seismic Testing Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES960011

Volume

23

Pages

15

Published

1996

Size

909 kb

Author(s)

E. Kausel

Abstract

A new seismic testing method E. Kausel Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts 7-277, OamWd^e, ^ 027 JP, Introduction The bulleted enumeration that follows shows five experimental strategies to test the effects of earthquakes on structural components, structural models, or full scale structures; the first three are commonly used, the fourth one has recently been proposed but not yet implemented, and the last one is the subject of this paper. These five strategies are: • Quasi-static Testing Method (QSTM) • Shaking Table Testing Method (STTM) • Pseudo-dynamic testing method (PDTM) * Effective Force Method (EFTM) • Hybrid Shaking Table Testing method (HSTM) In the quasi-static testing method, a test specimen is subjected to slowly changing prescribed forces or deformations by means of hydraulic actuators —without considering inertia forces within the structure. The purpose of th

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