Pseudo-dynamic test of full-scale rcs frame: Part I - Design, construction, testing

Chui-Hsin Chen*, W. C. Lai, P. Cordova, G. G. Deierlein, K. C. Tsai

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Abstract

A full-scale three-story, three-bay composite steel-concrete frame was pseudo-dynamically tested under ground motions representing four earthquakes of varying hazard levels, with imposed story drift ratios up to about 5.5%. The frame was then subjected to a quasi-static pushover, which imposed story drifts up to 10%. Overall, the test demonstrates that the composite frame performs as implied by building provisions, exhibiting very little damage under frequent earthquakes, controlled and repairable damage under the design earthquake, and collapse prevention under the maximum considered earthquake. This paper summarizes the planning, design, construction, and execution of the frame test, including a summary of the test results. Comparisons with analytical simulations and design implications are discussed in a second companion paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past
Subtitle of host publicationSecuring the Future
EditorsG.E. Blandford, G.E. Blandford
Pages1201-1215
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Aug 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: 22 May 200426 May 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period22/05/0426/05/04

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