Preliminary results of the shake-table testing for the development of a diaphragm seismic design methodology

Matthew J. Schoettler, Andrea Belleri, Zhang Dichuan, José I. Restrepo, Robert B. Fleischman

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Abstract

This paper reports the design, construction, and preliminary results of a three-story precast concrete building built at half scale and tested under input ground motions on the George B. Brown Jr. Network of Earthquake Engineering Simulation's Large High-Performance Outdoor Shake Table at the University of California, San Diego. This building was tested in support of the development of a diaphragm seismic design methodology project funded by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, the National Science Foundation, and the Charles Pankow Foundation and developed jointly by the University of Arizona; University of California, San Diego; Lehigh University; and the precast, prestressed concrete industry. The test structure had a rectangular plan and incorporated a pretopped double-tee diaphragm with welded chords, a noncomposite-topped diaphragm on hollow-core units, and a composite-topped diaphragm on double-tee floor units. The unique research opportunity of testing a complete structural system at large scale was exploited to the fullest extent by subjecting the building to 16 significant-input ground motions while 640 sensors dynamically recorded the development of a number of damage-limit states in various elements and connections in the structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-124
Number of pages25
JournalPCI Journal
Volume54
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Seismic design
Diaphragms
Precast concrete
Prestressed concrete
Testing
Concrete industry
Concrete buildings
Sensors
Composite materials

Keywords

  • Diaphragm
  • Double-tee
  • DSDM
  • Floor
  • Hollow-core
  • Rocking wall
  • Seismic
  • Shake table
  • Test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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Schoettler, M. J., Belleri, A., Dichuan, Z., Restrepo, J. I., & Fleischman, R. B. (2009). Preliminary results of the shake-table testing for the development of a diaphragm seismic design methodology. PCI Journal, 54(1), 100-124.

Preliminary results of the shake-table testing for the development of a diaphragm seismic design methodology. / Schoettler, Matthew J.; Belleri, Andrea; Dichuan, Zhang; Restrepo, José I.; Fleischman, Robert B.

In: PCI Journal, Vol. 54, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 100-124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Schoettler, MJ, Belleri, A, Dichuan, Z, Restrepo, JI & Fleischman, RB 2009, 'Preliminary results of the shake-table testing for the development of a diaphragm seismic design methodology', PCI Journal, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 100-124.
Schoettler, Matthew J. ; Belleri, Andrea ; Dichuan, Zhang ; Restrepo, José I. ; Fleischman, Robert B. / Preliminary results of the shake-table testing for the development of a diaphragm seismic design methodology. In: PCI Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 100-124.
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