Construction and Instrumentation of the Full Scale Specimen


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Title: Construction and Instrumentation of the Full Scale Specimen

Author(s): J. Wight, S. Nakata, and T. Kaminosono

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 84


Appears on pages(s): 49-71

Keywords: concrete construction; earthquake resistant structures; load tests (structural); measuring instruments; multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; strain gages; transducers.

Date: 10/1/1984

A summary of the construction and instrumentation of the full scale seven story reinforced concrete test structure is presented. The general construction procedure and differences between Japanese and U.S. construction practices are discussed. Cross section dimensions, reinforcement details and material properties for all structural members are presented. Instrumentation consisted of 200 displacement transducers, 415 strain gages mounted on reinforcing bars and 120 strain gages mounted on the concrete surface. The types and locations of the instruments attached to the test structures are defined and discussed.