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SASPARM: Video Conference on the New Shaking Table

05/08/2014 11:41:00

 

 


Between 5 and 6 August An-Najah National University held a video conference trainingsession on the use of the new shaking table (Compact Seismic Simulator - CSS

 

The lectures were presented by Dr. Paola Ceresa and Dr. Simone Peloso from the European Centre for Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTER) and the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS) in Italy. On the first day, Dr. Peloso briefed delegates on the movement of the CSS and its settings and tuning. Dr. Peloso went on to discuss the reproduction of sine waves, displacement time histories (TH) and how they are reproduced and generating new signals  and sine swap test for frequencies identification.
On the second day Dr. Ceresa talked about evaluating Eigen-quantities with SAP2000 and Matlab, differences between shear-type models and flexibility-type models, and comparison between experimental and numerical results.
The experimental shaking table is used by replicating miniature buildings and facilities. This allows research involving simulated seismic activity on different types of buildings, to be used in the process of teaching and training in the University. In addition, the technology can be used in public awareness programmes within the community. For example is use as part of special school programmes demonstrating the effects of stimulated earthquakes and educating future generations.
The final session closed with an opportunity for questions and answers between the delegates and trainers. Notes:
-          The video conference was held in cooperation with the European Centre for Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTER) and the Institute of IUSS in Italy.
 
-          This training is pursuant to the objectives and tasks of the SASPARM- FP7 Project, and, based on the Project’s Action Plan, the Centre of Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction / unit of Earth Sciences and Earthquake Engineering which held this training.
 
-          The training was attended by 14 trainees from different fields including researchers, instructors, engineers and technicians from inside and outside the University.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Course Program

First day

5th August 2014
(From 10:00 am - To 1:00 pm [Nablus Time])
- Moving the Compact Seismic Simulator (CSS)
            - settings and tuning of the CSS controller
- reproducing sine waves
- reproducing displacement time histories (TH)
- generating new signals (displacement TH)
- sine swap test for frequencies identification
 
Second day
6th August 2014
(From 10:00 am - To 1:00 pm [Nablus Time])
- Evaluating eigen-quantities with
            - SAP2000
            - Matlab
- Differences between shear-type model and flexibility-type model
- Comparison between experimental and numerical results
 
Third day (OPTIONAL)
7th August 2014
(From 10:00 am - To 1:00 pm [Nablus Time])
- Answering questions (if any) about the topics treated during the course



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