Quantifying axial deformation of columns using vibration characteristics

Moragaspitiya, Praveen, Thambiratnam, David, Perera, Nimal, & Chan, Tommy H.T. (2011) Quantifying axial deformation of columns using vibration characteristics. In The First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, 27-29 April 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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Column elements at a certain level in building are subjected to loads from different tributary areas. Consequently, differential axial deformation among these elements occurs. Adverse effects of differential axial deformation increase with building height and geometric complexity. Vibrating wire, electronic strain and external mechanical strain gauges are used to measure the axial deformations to take adequate provisions to mitigate the adverse effects. These gauges require deploying in or on the elements during their construction in order to acquire necessary measurements continuously. The use of these gauges is therefore inconvenient and uneconomical. This highlights the need for a method to quantify the axial deformation using ambient measurements. This paper proposes a comprehensive vibration based method. The unique capabilities of the proposed method present through an illustrative example.

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ID Code: 43443
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Axial Deformation, Column Elements, Vibration Characteristics, Dynamic Stiffness Matrix, Finite Element Technique
ISBN: 9780980582741
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Authors & Queensland University of Technology
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Deposited On: 21 Jul 2011 00:12
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2011 16:08

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