Analytical and Experimental Modal Analysis of a Model Cold Formed Steel (CFS) Structures Using Microtremor Excitation

  • Azer A. KasimzadeEmail author
  • Sertac Tuhta
  • Gencay Atmaca
  • Sevda Ozdemir


In this study was investigated the possibility of using the recorded micro-tremor data on ground level as ambient vibration input excitation data for investigation and application Operational Modal Analysis (OMA) on the bench-scale earthquake simulator (The Quanser Shake Table) for model cold formed steel (cfs) structures. As known OMA methods (such as EFDD, SSI and so on) are supposed to deal with the ambient responses. For this purpose, analytical and experimental modal analysis of a model (cfs) structure for dynamic characteristics was evaluated. 3D Finite element model of the building was evaluated for the model (cfs) structure based on the design drawing. Ambient excitation was provided by shake table from the recorded micro tremor ambient vibration data on ground level. Enhanced Frequency Domain Decomposition is used for the output-only modal identification. From this study, best correlation is found between mode shapes. Natural frequencies and analytical frequencies in average (only) 2.99% are differences.


Experimental modal analysis Modal parameter EFDD Shake table 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azer A. Kasimzade
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sertac Tuhta
    • 1
  • Gencay Atmaca
    • 1
  • Sevda Ozdemir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringOndokuz Mayis UniversityAtakum, SamsunTurkey

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