Estimation of earthquake response of a building using an accelerometer

Yushi Shinagawa, Akira Mita

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Abstract

We propose a new method to estimate maximum story drift angle during a large earthquake using only one accelerometer. The method is based on the assumption that the maximum response is mainly due to low modal components. However, the use of only first two modes was found erroneous. In this paper, we propose adding rigid body motion components in addition to first two modes. Simulation and experiments results confirmed the feasibility of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume19
Issue number42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun

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Accelerometers
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Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Max story drift angle
  • Structural health monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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Estimation of earthquake response of a building using an accelerometer. / Shinagawa, Yushi; Mita, Akira.

In: AIJ Journal of Technology and Design, Vol. 19, No. 42, 06.2013, p. 461-464.

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