Published September 3, 2014 | Version v1
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Dynamic testing of a four-storey building with reinforced concrete and unreinforced masonry wall: Data set

  • 1. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Laboratory (EESD), School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2. European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE), Pavia, Italy. EUCENTRE, 27100 Pavia, Italy.


This paper presents a publically available data set recorded during the shake-table test of a structure with reinforced concrete (RC) and unreinforced masonry (URM) walls. The shake-table test, performed at the TREES laboratory of EUCENTRE (Pavia, Italy), was part of a larger research initiative at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) that addresses the seismic behaviour of mixed RC-URM structures. The half-scale test unit was subjected to several shakings of different intensity levels. The paper presents the geometry of the test unit, the properties of the construction materials, the instrumentation, and outlines the organization of the recorded data. Two sets of data are available: the unprocessed data and a second set of processed data where conventional and optical measurements are synchronised. This second set contains also some derived data, which allows to quickly plot key quantities such as base shear and top displacement. The aim of the paper is to provide all information required by the reader for analysing the test data and using it for validation purposes of numerical and mechanical models. The performance of the test unit is described in a companion paper.


The observations made during the shake-table test; a detailed discussion of the damage evolution as well as the presentation of selected data is included in the companion paper "Dynamic testing of a four-storey building with reinforced concrete and unreinforced masonry walls: Prediction and test results" by Beyer et al. submitted to the Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering in September 2014.



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