RPI in-flight two directional earthquake simulator

I. Sasanakul, Tarek Abdoun, A. Tessari, J. Lawler

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    Abstract

    The geotechnical centrifuge facility at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has recently integrated a new control system with an existing 2-Directional (2D) in-flight shaker system. The purpose of the RPI 2D shaker is to provide a testing platform that is capable of providing dynamic shaking in two horizontal directions with minimal interference between the two directions. The system can reproduce any desired motion in one direction with precise control, while replicating a completely different motion in the other direction. This paper describes the 2D shaker mechanical design and its control system. For demonstration purposes, the calibration of three dynamic motions is discussed. The system has been fully tested and verified to accurately produce wide variety of dynamic and earthquake motions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationPhysical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014
    Pages259-264
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
    Event8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG 2014 - Perth, WA, Australia
    Duration: Jan 14 2014Jan 17 2014

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    Other8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG 2014
    CountryAustralia
    CityPerth, WA
    Period1/14/141/17/14

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    simulator
    control system
    Earthquakes
    Simulators
    flight
    earthquake
    centrifuge
    calibration
    Control systems
    Centrifuges
    Demonstrations
    Calibration
    Direction compound
    Testing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geochemistry and Petrology

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    Sasanakul, I., Abdoun, T., Tessari, A., & Lawler, J. (2014). RPI in-flight two directional earthquake simulator. In Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014 (Vol. 1, pp. 259-264)

    RPI in-flight two directional earthquake simulator. / Sasanakul, I.; Abdoun, Tarek; Tessari, A.; Lawler, J.

    Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014. Vol. 1 2014. p. 259-264.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Sasanakul, I, Abdoun, T, Tessari, A & Lawler, J 2014, RPI in-flight two directional earthquake simulator. in Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014. vol. 1, pp. 259-264, 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, ICPMG 2014, Perth, WA, Australia, 1/14/14.
    Sasanakul I, Abdoun T, Tessari A, Lawler J. RPI in-flight two directional earthquake simulator. In Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014. Vol. 1. 2014. p. 259-264
    Sasanakul, I. ; Abdoun, Tarek ; Tessari, A. ; Lawler, J. / RPI in-flight two directional earthquake simulator. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2014, ICPMG 2014. Vol. 1 2014. pp. 259-264
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