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Title: Testing Procedure and Preliminary Test Results of a Full Scale Seven Story Reinforced Concrete Building
Author(s): T. Kaminosono, S. Okamoto, Y. Kltagawa, and M. Yoshlmura
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 105-132
Keywords: dynamic tests; earthquake resistant structures; load -tests (structural); multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; static tests; tests; vibration.
Abstract:A full-scale seven story reinforced concrete building structure was tested as a part of the U.S.- Japan Cooperative Earthquake Research Program. Behaviors of the structure from the elastic stage to the ultimate stage were observed in the tests consisting of vibration tests, floor loading test, static loading tests, and pseudo-dynamic tests. This paper describes the pseudo- dynamic test method applied to this test which reduced a multi-degree-of-freedom system to an equivalent single-degree-of freedom system. The effectiveness of the equivalent single-degree- of-freedom pseudo-dynamic test method was verified by comparing the results of numerical response analyses with the test results. This paper also presents test results for the vibration tests, the floor level loading test, and the static loading tests carried out in order to determine the dynamic characteristics and behavior of the structure in the initial stage.
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