An overview of the Pseudo-dynamic (PsD) testing of a 3D reinforced concrete frame is described. The role of pre-test analysis in leading the test preparation and execution is presented through actual situations such as (i) the necessity and detailed procedure of the pre-test condition assessment, (ii) estimation of actuator force, displacement and rotation demands during the test and (iii) determination of mass (water tanks) magnitude and location to fulfil the test requirements. Comparison of analytical and experimental results is presented in addition to the description of observed damage inflicted on the structure. Finally, the effect of fixed-end rotation due to bond-slip in the reinforced concrete columns on the results obtained is discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology