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Wind and Structures
  Volume 32, Number 6, June 2021 , pages 563-571

Analytical and experimental modal analysis of model wind tunnel using microtremor excitation
Sertac Tuhta

    In this study was investigated of possibility using the recorded micro tremor data on ground level as ambient vibration input excitation data for investigation and application Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA) on the bench-scale earthquake simulator (The Quanser Shake Table) for model wind tunnel. As known EMA methods (such as EFDD, SSI and so on) are supposed to deal with the ambient responses. For this purpose, analytical and experimental modal analysis of a model wind tunnel for dynamic characteristics was evaluated. 3D Finite element model of the building was evaluated for the model wind tunnel based on the design drawing. Ambient excitation was provided by shake table from the recorded micro tremor ambient vibration data on ground level. Enhanced Frequency Domain Decomposition is used for the output only modal identification. From this study, best correlation is found between mode shapes. Natural frequencies and analytical frequencies in average (only) 2.5% are differences.
Key Words
    experimental modal analysis; modal parameter; EFDD; wind tunnel
Sertac Tuhta:Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering,Atakum/Samsun, Turkey

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