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Following discussion of the available experimental techniques for the dynamic testing of structures, the key features of the pseudodynamic test method are described. The activities conducted at the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment for the commissioning and improvement of the method are presented. This includes comparative experiments, dynamic experiments and pseudodynamic experiments, and experiments conducted with differing time-integration algorithms. The effectiveness of the implicit algorithms for the pseudodynamic testing with substructuring is demonstrated.

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Authors: MAGONETTE G E, JRC Ispra (IT);NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: European Earthquake Engineering
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