Performance Requirements of Actuation Systems for Dynamic Testing in the European Earthquake Engineering Laboratories

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Abstract

A review of the current actuation technology in the European laboratories of earthquake engineering is presented. The existing laboratory infrastructures, the current types of dynamic tests and actuation requirements are investigated. The needs of the earthquake engineering community that are not met by the currently available actuation devices are explored. User opinions are investigated in relation to the desirable performance enhancements and potential optimization solutions for hydraulic, electrical and hybrid actuation devices that would expand the experimental capabilities for dynamic testing. Various avenues for improving the current actuation capabilities are explored and several technical solutions are proposed. The future direction of actuation technology is discussed.
Translated title of the contributionPerformance Requirements of Actuation Systems for Dynamic Testing in the European Earthquake Engineering Laboratories
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRole of Seismic Testing Facilities in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (SERIES workshop)
EditorsFardis , Michael N.; Rakicevic, T Zoran
PublisherSpringer
Pages119-134
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789400719767
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

Other page information: Chapter 7
Other: Series - Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering

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