Role of Seismic Testing Facilities in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering: SERIES Workshop

Role of Seismic Testing Facilities in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering: SERIES Workshop


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Nowadays research in earthquake engineering is mainly experimental and in large-scale; advanced computations are integrated with large-scale experiments, to complement them and extend their scope, even by coupling two different but simultaneous tests. Earthquake engineering cannot give answers by testing and qualifying few, small typical components or single large prototypes. Besides, the large diversity of Civil Engineering structures does not allow drawing conclusions from only a few tests; structures are large and their seismic response and performance cannot be meaningfully tested in an ordinary lab or in the field. So, seismic testing facilities should be much larger than in other scientific fields; their staff has to be resourceful, devising intelligent ways to carry out simultaneously different tests and advanced computations. To better serve such a mission European testing facilities and researchers in earthquake engineering haveshared their resources and activities in the framework of theEuropean project SERIES,combining their research and jointly developing advanced testing and instrumentation techniques that maximize testing capabilities and increase the value of the tests. This volume presents the first outcomes of the SERIES and its contribution towards Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, i.e., to the most important development in Earthquake Engineering of the past three decades. The concept and the methodologies for performance-based earthquake engineering have nowmatured. However, they are based mainly on analytical/numerical research; large-scale seismic testinghas entered the stagerecently. The SERIES Workshop in Ohrid (MK) in Sept. 2010 pooled together the largest European seismic testing facilities, Europe’s best experts in experimental earthquake engineering and select experts from the USA, to present recent research achievements andto addressfuture developments.

Audience: This volume will be of interest to researchers andadvanced practitioners in structural earthquake engineering, geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, andexperimental dynamics, including seismic qualification.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400737198
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/29/2013
Series: Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering , #22
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents


1How Can Experimental Testing Contribute to Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering; F. Taucer, A. Pinto

2Earthquake and Large Structures Testing at the Bristol Laboratory for Advanced Dynamics Engineering; M.S. Dietz et al.

3Structural and Behaviour Constraints of Shaking Table Experiments; Z.T. Rakicevic, A. Bogdanovic, D. Jurukovski

4Eucentre TREES Lab: Laboratory for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering and Seismology; S. Peloso, A. Pavese, C. Casarotti

5Cross-Facility Validation of Dynamic Centrifuge Testing; U. Cilingir et al.

6Towards a European High Capacity Facility for Advanced Seismic Testing; F. Marazzi, I. Politopoulos, A. Pavese

7Performance Requirements of Actuation Systems for Dynamic Testing in the European Earthquake Engineering Laboratories; L. Dihoru et al.

8Model Container Design for Soil-Structure Interaction Studies; S. Bhattacharya et al.

9Computer Vision System for Monitoring in Dynamic Structural Testing; F. Lunghi et al.

10 Quality Needs of IT Infrastructure in Modern Earthquake Engineering Laboratories; M.H. Zaharia, G.M. Atanasiu

11Use of Large Numerical Models and High Performance Computers in Geographically Distributed Seismic Tests; F. Obón Santacana, U.E. Dorka

12Shaking Table Testing of Models of Historic Buildings and Monuments - IZIIS' Experience; V. Shendova et al.

13Dynamic Behaviour of Reinforced Soils -Theoretical Modelling and Shaking Table Experiments; J. Soubestre et al.

14Evaluation and Impact of Qualification of Experimental Facilities in Europe; M. Zola, C.A. Taylor

15Qualification of Large Testing Facilities in Earthquake Engineering Research; Ö. Kurç et al.

16Performance Based Seismic Qualification of Large-Class Building Equipment: An Implementation Perspective; J. Gatscher

17Experimental Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Steel Buildings with Passive Dampers Using Real-Time Hybrid Simulation; T.L. Karavasilis et al.

18Experimental Investigation of the Seismic Behaviour of Precast Structures with Pinned Beam-to-Column Connections; I.N. Psycharis, H.P. Mouzakis, P.G. Carydis

19Experimental Investigation of the Progressive Collapse of a Steel Special Moment-Resisting Frame and a Post-Tensioned Energy-Dissipating Frame; A. Tsitos, G. Mosqueda


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