Acceleration Tracking Performance of the UCSD-NEES Shake Table

Luco J. E., ÖZÇELİK Ö., Conte J. P.

JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, vol.136, no.5, pp.481-490, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 136 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1061/(asce)st.1943-541x.0000137
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-490
  • Keywords: Dynamics, Shake table, Control, Full-scale structural tests, Earthquake simulation, SYSTEM
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The main objective of this paper is to investigate the tracking (signal reproduction) capability of the UCSD-NEES shake table system through a series of broadband and harmonic experiments with different tuning and test amplitudes. The second objective is to obtain quantitative relations between different measures of the signal reproduction error and the amplitude of the reference excitation used to tune the shake table controller. These relations can be used as guidelines in planning of future seismic tests on the UCSD-NEES shake table or on large shake tables with similar controllers. The third objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing iterative correction/tuning procedure for the UCSD-NEES shake table. The final objective of the paper is to propose some improvements to the current shake table tuning practice.