Pounding shaking table test techniques to realize high frequency input over the redroducible frequency of tables

Ryuta Enokida, Kouichi Kajiwara, Takuya Nagae, Masayoshi Nakashi

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Shaking tables have limitations for the maximum displacement, velocity and acceleration. This paper proposes a shaking table test technique to expand the reproducible high frequency range of the table and realize large acceleration. This technique uses two systems: one is the pounding system and the other the high-frequency system. The pounding system hits the high-frequency system first and a free vibration occurs on the high-frequency system. Repeating the pounding, the free vibration of the high-frequency system continues and large amplitudes can also be achieved. To validate this technique, a shaking table test was conducted, and the test results show the efficiencies of the proposed technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1975-1982
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Issue number657
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Free vibration
  • High frequency
  • Pounding
  • Shaking table test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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