Modal testing of an unreinforced masonry house

A. Oyarzo-Vera, Claudio and Abdul Razak, Abdul Karim and Nawawi, Chouw (2009) Modal testing of an unreinforced masonry house. In: 3rd International Operational Modal Analysis Conference, IOMAC 2009, 4 May 2009 through 6 May 2009, Portonovo; Italy.

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There are a significant number of uncertainties in finite element models of unreinforced masonry structures related to the modelling assumptions and the properties of local materials. Therefore, it is necessary to implement calibration techniques for these models. Modal testing is a good option for assessing the dynamic properties of the structure. The experimental data is used to verify and improve the predicted response obtained by finite element model. The study presents the modal testing of a full-scale physical model of an unreinforced masonry house. The structure is tested under three different excitations: an impact by a calibrated hammer, a random excitation induced by a calibrated hammer, and a steppedsine excitation induced by a shaker. In addition, an operational modal test has been performed using ambient and random excitations. Two different methods are used for system identification: peak picking and stochastic subspace identification. The results of this research will be used in future studies for updating the model.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calibration, Finite element method, Hammers, Materials properties, Stochastic systems, Uncertainty analysis, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 02:06
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 00:53

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