Full-Scale Testing on Complete Multistorey Structures

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Full-Scale Testing on Complete Multistorey Structures

The Structural Engineer
Full-Scale Testing on Complete Multistorey Structures
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Armer, G S T;Moore, D B

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Armer, G S T;Moore, D B

A world-class facility has been developed by the Building Research Establishment at its
Cardington laboratory near Bedford. This facility can be used for testing structures up to 10 storeys in height under static, dynamic, accidental and fire loads. A 1O-year research programme to study the behaviour of complete buildings includes tests on steel, reinforced concrete, timber and masonry buildings. The first test building is a steel-framed structure representing an ofice block. Construction of the building has started, and a 2-year programme of research encompassing vertical loading, serviceability, vibration, blast, and fire and smoke tests is planned.

G.S.T. Armer and D.B. Moore

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