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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 17, Number 4, April 2016, pages 455-476
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/cac.2016.17.4.455
 


Theoretical and experimental dynamic characteristics of a RC building model for construction stages
Temel Türker and Alemdar Bayraktar

 
Abstract
    Dynamic characteristics, named as natural frequencies, damping ratios and mode shapes, affect the dynamic behavior of buildings and they vary depending on the construction stages. It is aimed to present the effects of construction stages on the dynamic characteristics of reinforced concrete (RC) buildings considering theoretical and experimental investigations. For this purpose, a three-storey RC building model with a 1/2 scale was constructed in the laboratory of Civil Engineering Department at Karadeniz Technical University. The modal testing measurements were performed by using Operational Modal Analysis (OMA) method for the bare frame, brick walled and coated cases of the building model. Randomly generated loads by impact hammer were used to vibrate the building model; the responses were measured by uni-axial seismic accelerometers as acceleration. The building
 
Key Words
    construction stages; dynamic characteristics; finite element analysis; modal testing; operational modal analysis; reinforced concrete building
 
Address
Temel Türker and Alemdar Bayraktar: Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, 61080, Trabzon,TURKEY
 

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