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Dynamic properties of typical consultation room medical components

Di Sarno, L; Petrone, C; Magliulo, G; Manfredi, G; (2015) Dynamic properties of typical consultation room medical components. Engineering Structures , 100 pp. 442-454. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.06.036. Green open access

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Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The dynamic response of typical components of a consultation room in hospital buildings is investigated through full-scale shake table tests. Low-intensity random vibration tests were carried out on two freestanding medical cabinets and a desk. The natural frequency and the damping ratio of the components are evaluated via standardized methods.Simplified finite element models of the tested components are implemented in order to assess whether simplified models can adequately describe the dynamic behavior of medical components. The outcomes of the numerical analyses fairly match the results obtained from the experimental tests. It is demonstrated that simple models are able to adequately simulate the dynamic properties of sample medical components and can be employed in the earthquake response analysis of healthcare facilities.

Type: Article
Title: Dynamic properties of typical consultation room medical components
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.06.036
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.06.036
Language: English
Additional information: Nonstructural components; Shake table test; Dynamic identification; Natural frequency; Damping; Hospital building contents; Finite element model
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474484
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