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Seismic performance evaluation of plasterboard partitions via shake table tests

Magliulo, G; Petrone, C; Capozzi, V; Maddaloni, G; Lopez, P; Manfredi, G; (2014) Seismic performance evaluation of plasterboard partitions via shake table tests. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering , 12 (4) pp. 1657-1677. 10.1007/s10518-013-9567-8. Green open access

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Abstract

The damage of nonstructural components represents the largest contribution to the economic loss caused by an earthquake. Since nonstructural components are not amenable to traditional structural analysis, full-scale experimental testing is crucial to understand their behaviour under earthquake. For this reason, shaking table tests are performed to investigate the seismic behaviour of plasterboard partitions. A steel test frame is properly designed in order to simulate the seismic effects at a generic building storey. The tests are performed shaking the table simultaneously in both horizontal directions. To investigate a wide range of interstorey drift demand and seismic damage, the shakes are performed scaling the accelerograms at eleven different intensity levels. The tested plasterboard partitions from Siniat exhibit a good seismic behaviour, both in their own plane and out of plane, showing limited damage up to 1.1% interstorey drift ratio. The correlation between the dynamic characteristics of the test setup and the recorded damage is evidenced. Finally, an interesting comparison between the experimental results and the analytical model is also performed. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Type: Article
Title: Seismic performance evaluation of plasterboard partitions via shake table tests
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10518-013-9567-8
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10518-013-9567-8
Language: English
Additional information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10518-013-9567-8.
Keywords: Nonstructural components; Dynamic identification; Plasterboard partitions; Seismic performance; Shake table test; Infilled frame
UCL classification: 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
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474488
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