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Title:Preliminary Report on Seismic Testing of a Full-Scale Six-Story Steel Building
Author(s):Foutch, D.A.; Goel, S.C.; Roeder, C.W.
Subject(s):earthquake motions
Earthquake engineering
Abstract:A full-scale six-story steel building was constructed and tested as part of the U.S./Japan Cooperative Earthquake Research Program Utilizing Large Size Testing Facilities. The program was jointly funded by the Ministry of Construction of Japan and the United States National Science Foundation. The overall objective of the program is to improve seismic safety in practice and to determine the relationships among full-scale tests, small-scale tests, component tests and analytical studies. The full-scale building was 15m square in plan and measured 22.38m from the test floor to the top of the roof girders. It was tested as a concentric braced frame; repaired and tested as an eccentric braced frame; tested as a moment frame; and finally, tested with cladding and other nonstructural elements installed. The tests were conducted using the pseudodynamic testing technique which simulated actual seismic loadings. This preliminary report describes the full-scale building and the testing program and presents preliminary results and conclusions.
Issue Date:1986-11
Publisher:University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Civil Engineering Studies SRS-527
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:National Science Foundation Grants CEE 83-12656, CEE 82-06200, ECE 8511315, CEE 82-07521, ECE 85-15419, and CEE 83-00684
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-11-03

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