Numerical Simulation of a Building on Shaking Table

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Abdulghafoor H. M. , Bekiroğlu S.

8th International Advanced Technologies Symposium, Elazığ, Turkey, 19 - 20 October 2017, pp.2461-2467

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Elazığ
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2461-2467


The shaking table test of a structure has a very important role in the understanding of the dynamic behavior of the structure. In conjunction with the shaking table, a seismic simulation of the building, bridge, and underground structures can be conducted up to the collapse stage. Traditionally, engineers have used laboratory test to investigate the structural behavior of building products and systems subject to the expected wind and earthquake loads and to develop appropriate design rules. Laboratory testing was also used to develop new building products and systems. However, laboratory testing has time- consuming and expensive effects so that numerical analysis can be included to optimize or minimize these effects. In this study, a threedimensional finite element analysis of a shaking table (substructure) model and model of a onestory and one-bay building (superstructure) was conducted together using the ANSYS program. A linear dynamic analysis was carried out under displacement-controlled cyclic loading to find the overall strength of the substructures and superstructures and to get imagine about the collapse styles and failure mechanism.

Keywords: finite element analysis, ANSYS workbench software, shaking table model.