ILEE-QuakeCoRE proposed Shake-Table Test of A Low-Damage concrete Wall Building
The increasing need to reduce damage and downtime of modern buildings in addition to life-safety has led to the development of the low-damage design philosophy where the earthquakes can be resisted by structures with damage confined to easily replaceable components. Existing low-damage research has typically focused on testing and modelling individual components, at reduced scales, and using simplified slow loading protocols which does not account for the complex interactions that can occur in real buildings during earthquakes. To provide essential evidence to support the development of low-damage concrete structures, a system level shake-table test of a full-scale low-damage concrete wall building will be tested in early 2018.
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