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Large Scale Shaking Table Tests for High-Rise Buildings: New Projects of E-Defense

  • Takuya Nagae
  • Kouichi Kajiwara
  • Takahito Inoue
  • Masayoshi Nakashima
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Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 13)

Abstract

No actual data based on observations are available for high-rise buildings subjected to long-period ground motions. In order to acquire realistic data on the damage, a series of large-scale shaking table tests were conducted in E-Defense, a large shaking table facility. The paper presents ongoing high-rise building projects at E-Defense. First, the earthquake threats of Japan and the backgrounds of E-Defense are introduced. Second, a series of shaking table tests for the seismic performance of building structures are presented. In these tests a number of cyclic deformations are applied to a steel moment frame. Third, a shaking table test focusing on the safety of rooms is presented. The test reproduced large responses of floors, characterized by large velocities and displacements.

Keywords

Cyclic Deformation Shake Table Test Nankai Trough Rigid Frame Kobe Earthquake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takuya Nagae
    • 1
  • Kouichi Kajiwara
    • 2
  • Takahito Inoue
    • 2
  • Masayoshi Nakashima
    • 2
  1. 1.Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research CenterNational Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster PreventionHyogoJapan
  2. 2.National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster PreventionHyogo Earthquake Engineering Research CenterHyogoJapan

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