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The distinctive features of the pseudo-dynamic test method as implemented at the largest European reaction-wall facility are described. Software aspects are considered. Particular attention is devoted to a coupled numerical-experimental substructuring technique allowing realistic earthquake testing of very large structures. Mathematical and implementation details of this testing technique with substructuring both for synchronous and asynchronous input motion are given. Selected test results illustrate the advantages of the presented features.

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Authors: PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT);PEGON P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: SMIRT-14, Lyon (FR), August 17-22, 1997
Availability: Available from the (1) as Paper EN 40438 ORA
Record Number: 199710518 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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