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After a brief description of the pseudo-dynamic test method implemented in the ELSA reaction-wall facility, the paper presents an overview of the testing activity at large-scale conducted since the opening of the laboratory in 1992, in the framework of an integrated European programme of pre-normative research in support of Eurocode 8. These include large-scale PSD tests on a four storey R/C frame, tests on a R/C frame with masonry infills, and testing of R/C bridges with substructuring. It is expected that this facility will contribute to the increased competitiveness of the European construction industry in earthquake-prone areas.

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Authors: DONEA J, JRC Ispra (IT);PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT);VERZELETTI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Istanbul (TK), March 27-31, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38805 ORA
Record Number: 199510640 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en