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Evaluation of Seismic Behavior of a Braced Tubular Steel Structure by Pseudodynamic Testing

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P. B. Shing, A. S. Javadian-Gilani, S. A. Mahin

Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720

J. Energy Resour. Technol 106(3), 319-328 (Sep 01, 1984) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231060 History: Received June 22, 1983; Revised January 06, 1984; Online October 22, 2009

Abstract

The inelastic seismic behavior of an X-braced, tubular steel frame is studied experimentally by means of pseudodynamic testing. The pseudodynamic method, which utilizes a numerical algorithm in the on-line computer control of a test specimen, can realistically simulate the seismic response of a structural model. This paper presents a brief outline of the experimental procedure and the results of the tubular frame tests, including the global responses, the inelastic energy-dissipation capabilities, and the failure mechanism of the frame at various excitation levels. Correlation of these results with previous experimental studies illustrates the feasibility and accuracy of the new test method.

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