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Evaluation of the Hualien Quarter Scale Model Seismic Experiment: Results of the Forced Vibration Tests (NUREG/CR-6584, Volme 3)

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Manuscript Completed: October 2000
Date Published: March 2001

Prepared by:
C. A. Miller, C. J. Costantino

City College of New York
Earthquake Research Center
Department of Civil Engineering
New York, NY 10031

H. L. Graves, NRC Project Manager

Prepared for:
Division of Engineering Technology
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

NRC Job Code W6769

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Abstract

This report is the third volume of a four volume set describing the work performed in evaluating the results obtained from the Hualien quarter scale model seismic experiments. The results discussed in this volume are the response of the structure to the forced vibration tests.

Five forced vibration tests were performed in this series. The shaker was placed on the roof for the first two tests and the excitation was in the two horizontal directions. The shaker was placed on the basemat for the last three tests and the excitation was in the two horizontal and vertical directions. Two sets of tests were performed; one before placement of the backfill and a second after placement of the backfill. Responses were measured throughout the structure and in the free field for input force frequencies ranging from 2 -25 cps.

The measured data were studied to evaluate the structural system characteristics and the measured data were compared with predicted values using the CARES computer code.

The volumes contained in this report ("Evaluation of the Hualien Quarter Scale Model Seismic Experiment") are:

Vol. 1 Description of Experiment and Summary of Results

Vol. 2 Geotechnical Site Characterization Review

Vol. 3 Results of the Forced Vibration Tests

Vol. 4 Response of the Model to Seismic Events

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