NEES Project Warehouse
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Complete - 11/17/2011
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|Description:||The MRO Bridge is divided into three substructures, including the deck-abutment-embankment module, the pier module and the pile foundation module, in which the pier substructure is tested experimentally while the other two are simulated analytically in Zeus-NL. The small scale pier specimens are tested using the portable Load and Boundary Condition Box (pLBCB) at NEES@UIUC. The communication and interaction amongst the three substructure modules, as well as the numerical integration are handled in UI-SimCor.
* About the uploaded data for this experiment:
The Load and Boundary Conditions Box (LBCB) equipment at UIUC is very unique in that it combines six actuators to control one point in 6 DOFs, as if only one actuators is being used. What is of interest from the measurements is not the individual displacement of the six actuators (local coordinates), but the derived displacements in Cartesian (global) coordinates, therefore only the derived displacements (LBCB readings, LbcbReadings.txt) in Cartesian space are available.
Meanwhile, six external LVDT's are also installed to measure the specimen movement, so that the results can be compared with the LBCB readings. Therefore, the uploaded unprocessed displacement data (External_Sensors.txt) are from the six external LVDTs, these displacements are also converted to Cartesian space, which are uploaded as the derived data (ElasticDefReadings.txt).
|Dates:||January 22, 2011 - January 30, 2011|
|Facility:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States|
|Specimen Type:||Microconcrete RC Pier Specimen|
Hybrid Simulation LVDT Set-up
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