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Title: Seismic testing of an indigenous material troop constructible building
Authors: Wilcoski, James
Keywords: Building materials
Local building materials
Military bases--Buildings
Earthquake hazard analysis
Troop-constructible buildings
Full scale shake table testing
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-19-19
Abstract: An indigenous materials construction system was developed by a Small Business Innovative Research project – Small Business Inno-vative Research (SBIR) project Contract W9132T-15-C-0002. The results of that project included the construction of a full scale 16 foot by 32-foot troop constructible building that was tested on the Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineer-ing Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) shake table. This report documents the seismic testing of this building. The building consisted of prefabricated frames with interior and exterior wall panels and roof and ceiling panels. The building was tested with 30-second-long synthetic seismic motions, which began at low levels. The test amplitude was increased so that the final test conducted used motions based on a spectral acceleration tied to the highest seismic hazard in the United States. The base of the building was badly damaged in this final test, but it remained stable, demonstrating relatively good behavior. This report documents the measured response to these motions and the performance of the building.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-19-19
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 123 pages / 22.78 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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