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Title:An Experimental Setup to Investigate Dynamic Torsional-Translational Response of Reinforced Concrete
Author(s):Keiser, R.L.
Subject(s):Reinforced concrete
Earthquake engineering
earthquake motions
Abstract:An experimental test setup is described which permits investigation of the torsional- translational response of reinforced concrete structures to earthquake effects. The main feature of the setup is the uncoupling of material interaction while retaining the effects of dynamic interaction. A two degree-of-freedom system was developed with its movement constrained to rotation about two orthogonal axes. The inertial forces developed during earthquake simulation are resisted by two flexural elements, each resisting motion about one axis. This report describes the specimen material properties, fabrication, erection hardware and instrumentation. Features of the earthquake simulator control and data acquisition system are presented.
Issue Date:1991-02
Publisher:University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Civil Engineering Studies SRS-560
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:National Science Foundation BCS 90-23501
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-11-06

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