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Abstract

The pseudo-dynamic test (PDT) method has been developed to assess the structural performance of large or fullscale models of civil engineering structures during a severe dynamic event such as a strong earthquake. It combines on-line computer simulation of the dynamic inertia loading with experimental information about the structure, acquired quasi-statically. The response generated by this method, while it cannot be perfect, should demonstrate the same types of failure mode as in the real situation and should be useful for damage studies, design comparisons, and assessment of repair or strengthening techniques.

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Authors: DONEA J, JRC Ispra (IT);JONES P M, JRC Ispra (IT);MAGONETTE G, JRC Ispra (IT);VERZELETTI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, pp. 769-780
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