Main Investigator:
Thomas Miller

Graduate Student :
Brenda Shonkwiler


This project describes the necessary steps to run an earthquake simulation on the UCIST Shake Table and to create the corresponding SAP 2000 model. The manual starts with some basic information about the UCIST equipment and explains how to build a 3D model. It goes on to explain how to determine properties of the 3D model, including stiffness and damping. There is also a section on how to determine the scale used by the UCIST Shake Table for each earthquake. This is followed by explanations on how to determine accelerations as a function of time for each floor and the maximum relative displacement of the top floor. The manual ends with the steps for developing the SAP 2000 model.

File Name File Size (KB) Description
Damping Experiment.mpg 1402 Video Clip - Damping Experiment
Displacement Experiment.mpg 1401 Video Clip - Displacement experiment
El Centro Earthquake (1).mpg 567 Video Clip - El Centro earthquake 1
El Centro Earthquake (2).mpg 623 Video Clip - El Centro earthquake 2
Kobe Earthquake.mpg  423 Video Clip - Kobe earthquake
Northridge Earthquake.mpg 255 Video Clip - Northridge earthquake
Sine (Freq4.1HzAmp017in).mpg  263 Video Clip - Sine wave with frequency of 4.1 Hz and amplitude of 0.17 inches
Sine (Freq6.6HzAmp0.41in).mpg  287 Video Clip - Sine wave with frequency of 6.6 Hz and amplitude of 0.41 inches
Sine (Freq8.3HzAmp0.42in).mpg 303 Video Clip - Sine wave with frequency of 8.3Hz and amplitude of 0.42 inches
Sine Sweep.mpg 791 Video Clip - Sine sweep
Student Manual.pdf 1736 This document is the student manual
Teacher Manual.pdf  2472 This document is the professor's manual