Shake Table Tests of Multiple Non-Structural Elements in a Low–Damage Structural Steel Building (2019)
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The Robust Building Systems (ROBUST) project is aimed at enhancing the seismic resilience of buildings by introducing and validating low-damage concepts for the structural and non-structural elements (NSEs). A three-story, full-scale, structural steel building will be tested at the International Joint Research Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering (ILEE) at Tongji University, under uniaxial and biaxial shaking. This project includes an objective and detailed plan for testing acceleration and drift-sensitive non-structural elements encompassing typical New Zealand design and construction practices along with some lowdamage concepts. A total of five NSEs will be included in the test: 1) suspended ceilings, 2) partitions walls, 3) precast cladding panels, 4) glazing, and 5) fire sprinkler piping systems. Partitions walls, being driftsensitive, will be installed on the first & second floor of the test structure, whereas suspended ceilings and fire sprinkler piping systems, being acceleration-sensitive, will be installed in the upper two floors. Moreover, precast claddings & glazing, which are sensitive to both drift and acceleration demands, will be attached to the upper two floors. Each NSE is currently designed and configured to address specific performance objectives which are essential to improve its seismic performance. The testing will lead to an enhanced understanding of NSEs and provide grounds to improve the existing design standards and practices.
CitationDhakal R, Rashid M, Bhatta J, Sullivan T, MacRae G, Clifton C, Jia L-J, Xiang P (2019). Shake Table Tests of Multiple Non-Structural Elements in a Low–Damage Structural Steel Building. Pavia, Italy: 4th International Workshop on Seismic Performance of Non-Structural Elements (SPONSE). 22/05/2019-23/05/2019.
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Keywordsshake table test; non-structural elements; acceleration-sensitive; drift-sensitive
ANZSRC Fields of Research40 - Engineering::4005 - Civil engineering::400506 - Earthquake engineering
40 - Engineering::4005 - Civil engineering::400509 - Structural dynamics
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