Eighth International Conference On Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - ACSM 2018
Author(s) : L. DE S. BASTOS
Numerical analysis using FEM (Finite Element Method) simulations is part of the everyday routine in many academic centres and structural design. However, one of the main problems to do this task is related to the numerical modelling reliability, aiming to represent the investigated structure real behaviour. This way, in this investigation experimental methodologies allow characterizing the proposed physical structural model of a 19 story building, constructed in laboratory, based on the use of HDF (High Density Fibreboard). In sequence, aiming to validate the motion equations of the structural system, both numerical and experimental dynamic responses of the physical model were correlated. The results are presented in terms of modal parameters, frequency response functions (FRFs) and time history. The good agreement between the numerical and experimental results can corroborate the adequate use of the developed numerical model.