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A range of methods is available to quantify the level of safety of buildings in the event of an earthquake. This report describes free vibration testing, harmonic excitation testing and vibrating table testing, as well as pseudodynamic testing, which offers significant advantages over other test methods in the field of seismic engineering, the most important of which is undoubtedly the possibility of subjecting full scale structures to testing. A general description of the pseudodynamic method and of the testing system is given and the report includes chapters on the algorithms of the pseudodynamic method and on the limitations and areas of development of this method.

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Authors: NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT);VERZELETTI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Seminario Evoluzione nella Sperimentazione per le Costruzioni, Ispra (IT), October 9-10, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 36998 ORA
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