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Abstract

Experimental techniques are described which can be used for the dynamic testing of structures or structural elements. The description focuses on earthquake testing of civil engineering structures. The available techniques are summarized, and their advantages and limitations are discussed. In particular, the pseudodynamic test method as implemented at the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment is described. The problem of the selection of the most appropriate testing technique for each problem to be studied is addressed.

Additional information

Authors: NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT);MAGONETTE G E, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: European Earthquake Engineering
Record Number: 199710674 / Last updated on: 1997-06-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en