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Structural health monitoring of a reinforced concrete building during the severe typhoon Vicente in 2012.

Kuok SC, Yuen KV - ScientificWorldJournal (2013)

Bottom Line: The wind characteristics were analyzed using the measured wind data including the wind speed and wind direction time histories.Besides, the structural response measurements of the monitored building were utilized for modal identification using the Bayesian spectral density approach.Detailed analysis of the field data and the typhoon generated effects on the structural performance are discussed.

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Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Macau, Macau.

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The goal of this study is to investigate the structural performance of reinforced concrete building under the influence of severe typhoon. For this purpose, full-scale monitoring of a 22-story reinforced concrete building was conducted during the entire passage process of a severe typhoon "Vicente." Vicente was the eighth tropical storm developed in the Western North Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in 2012. Moreover, it was the strongest and most devastating typhoon that struck Macao since 1999. The overall duration of the typhoon affected period that lasted more than 70 hours and the typhoon eye region covered Macao for around one hour. The wind and structural response measurements were acquired throughout the entire typhoon affected period. The wind characteristics were analyzed using the measured wind data including the wind speed and wind direction time histories. Besides, the structural response measurements of the monitored building were utilized for modal identification using the Bayesian spectral density approach. Detailed analysis of the field data and the typhoon generated effects on the structural performance are discussed.

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(a) Side-view and (b) typical floor plan of the East Asia Hall.
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fig1: (a) Side-view and (b) typical floor plan of the East Asia Hall.

Mentions: Full-scale measurement of a residential building, namely, the East Asia Hall, under the passage of typhoon Vicente is presented in this section. This building was inaugurated in 2005 for athletes lodging in the 4th East Asian Games hosted in Macao. Thereafter, it has been serving as a dormitory for the University of Macau. Figure 1 shows the side view and a typical floor plan of the building. It is a 22-story reinforced concrete building of 64.70 m height, and its floor layer is in L-shape with span lengths 51.90 m and 61.75 m.


Structural health monitoring of a reinforced concrete building during the severe typhoon Vicente in 2012.

Kuok SC, Yuen KV - ScientificWorldJournal (2013)

(a) Side-view and (b) typical floor plan of the East Asia Hall.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: (a) Side-view and (b) typical floor plan of the East Asia Hall.
Mentions: Full-scale measurement of a residential building, namely, the East Asia Hall, under the passage of typhoon Vicente is presented in this section. This building was inaugurated in 2005 for athletes lodging in the 4th East Asian Games hosted in Macao. Thereafter, it has been serving as a dormitory for the University of Macau. Figure 1 shows the side view and a typical floor plan of the building. It is a 22-story reinforced concrete building of 64.70 m height, and its floor layer is in L-shape with span lengths 51.90 m and 61.75 m.

Bottom Line: The wind characteristics were analyzed using the measured wind data including the wind speed and wind direction time histories.Besides, the structural response measurements of the monitored building were utilized for modal identification using the Bayesian spectral density approach.Detailed analysis of the field data and the typhoon generated effects on the structural performance are discussed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Macau, Macau.

ABSTRACT
The goal of this study is to investigate the structural performance of reinforced concrete building under the influence of severe typhoon. For this purpose, full-scale monitoring of a 22-story reinforced concrete building was conducted during the entire passage process of a severe typhoon "Vicente." Vicente was the eighth tropical storm developed in the Western North Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in 2012. Moreover, it was the strongest and most devastating typhoon that struck Macao since 1999. The overall duration of the typhoon affected period that lasted more than 70 hours and the typhoon eye region covered Macao for around one hour. The wind and structural response measurements were acquired throughout the entire typhoon affected period. The wind characteristics were analyzed using the measured wind data including the wind speed and wind direction time histories. Besides, the structural response measurements of the monitored building were utilized for modal identification using the Bayesian spectral density approach. Detailed analysis of the field data and the typhoon generated effects on the structural performance are discussed.

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Related in: MedlinePlus