Even though computational power used for structural analysis is ever increasing, there is still a fundamental need for testing in structural engineering, either for validation of complex numerical models or material behaviour. Many structural engineers/researchers are aware of cyclic and shake table test methods, but less so hybrid testing. Over the past 40 years, hybrid testing of engineering structures has developed from concept through to maturity to become a reliable and accurate dynamic testing technique. In particular, the application of hybrid testing as a seismic testing technique in recent years has increased notably. The hybrid test method provides users with some additional benefits that standard dynamic testing methods do not, and the method is much more cost effective in comparison to shake table testing. This paper aims to provide the reader with a basic understanding of the hybrid test method and its potential as a dynamic testing technique.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings for SECED 2015 Conference: Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World|
|Publisher||The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Dec 2015|
|Event||SECED 2015 Conference: Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World - Homerton College, Cambridge, United Kingdom|
Duration: 09 Jul 2015 → 10 Jul 2015
|Conference||SECED 2015 Conference: Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World|
|Period||09/07/2015 → 10/07/2015|
McCrum, D. (2015). Overview of Seismic Hybrid Testing. In Proceedings for SECED 2015 Conference: Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics.