US-China: Verification of Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Through Shake Table Comparison

US-China: Verification of Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Through Shake Table Comparison
Real-time hybrid simulation (RTHS) provides researchers the opportunity to isolate and physically investigate only the more complex or critical components, while numerically including the remainder of the structure. This approach allows for a wide range of configurations to be tested using a single test specimen. This work present the results of a three phase project focusing on comparison of analytical simulation, physical full-scale tests and real-time hybrid simulation tests of a medium-scale prototype structure under various earthquake inputs.
Real-time hybrid simulation (RTHS) provides researchers the opportunity to isolate and physically investigate only the more complex or critical components, while numerically including the remainder of the structure. This approach allows for a wide range of configurations to be tested using a single test specimen. This work present the results of a three phase project focusing on comparison of analytical simulation, physical full-scale tests and real-time hybrid simulation tests of a medium-scale prototype structure under various earthquake inputs.
 
Sponsors: NSF - CMMI Grant #1011534, NSF of China - Project #90715036 and Purdue International Programs - Sohmen Fund
Faculty Investigators: Shirley J. Dyke (Purdue), Jian Zhang (UCLA) and Bin Wu (HIT)
Graduate Students: Ali Irmak Ozdagli (Purdue), Wang Xi (UCLA), Bo Li (HIT) and Ge Ou (Purdue)