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This paper describes the PSeudo-Dynamic (PSD) method and its advantages and disadvantages when compared with other classic seismic tests. It concerns the numerical methods used in the integration of the dynamic equilibrium equations, as well as the substructuring technique considered in the PSD tests. In part II, an overview of the current activities in full-scale structural testing is presented. In particular, reference is made to a four storey reinforced concrete (R/C) frame building and a three storey steel frame structure. Some of the results of these testing campaigns are included. A third activity is discussed concerning the testing of 2.5 scale models of bridges using the PSD method in conjunction with substructuring techniques.

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Authors: PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT);AREDE A, JRC Ispra (IT);GUEDES J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2(o) Encontro sobre Sismologia e Engenharia Sismica, Universidade do Porto (PT), June 21-23, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper PT 38475 ORA
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