In the scope of the KnowRISK research project a set of tests were carried out on the LNEC-3D shake table in order to assess the seismic performance of several non-structural elements and building contents. The aim was to create a room that was as realistic as possible, not only in terms of spatial arrangement but also in terms of furniture and decorative objects. This would allow the presence of daily-life objects and furniture that can represent hazard inside regular homes during an earthquake. Damages were observed with increasing intensity seismic motions. In some of the tests different non-structural protective measures were implemented in order to observe how they mitigate the damage. Videos of the entire set-up were recorded during the tests, for the KnowRISK interventions, and accelerations were measured in a wardrobe and a bookcase. This allowed to obtain qualitative as well as quantitative data about the objects’ seismic performance.
|Title of host publication||Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgements This project was financed by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (Grant agreement ECHO.A.5 (2015) 3916812) – KnowRISK (Know your city, Reduce seISmic risK through non-structural elements). More information about the KnowRISK project is available at the internet address https://knowriskproject.com/.
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- Non-structural elements
- Protective measures
- Seismic performance
- Shake table tests