- Measurement of Structural Response Characteristics of Full-Scale Buildings: Selection of Structures.
- Marshall, R. D.; Phan, L. T.; Celebi, M.
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- The report describes the selection of existing building structures for subsequent field measurements of low-level ambient vibrations. By comparing measurement results with previously recorded high-level responses, it is anticipated that guidance can be developed for improved measurement practice. The buildings selected for the effort represent a cross-section of contemporary structural systems and materials, foundation types, and a range of building heights and aspect ratios. Each building was subjected to strong shaking during the Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 17, 1989.
- Dynamic response; Field tests; Measuring instruments; Buildings; Seismic waves; Earthquake engineering; Structural vibration; Measurement; Earthquakes; Structural engineering; Loma Prieta Earthquake; Dynamic structural analysis