Cubic spline interpolation based estimation of all story seismic responses with acceleration measurement at a limited number of floors

Kenzo Kodera, Akira Nishitani, Yurina Okihara

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    Building damage assessment soon after a seismic event is a very significant issue. At present, the sensor implementation of all the floors of a building with not a few stories is not realistic. This paper proposes a framework of estimating all the story responses at about 11-15 story building only with the data of a limited number of accelerometers. Based on cubic spline interpolation, the framework is constructed with the setting of the boundary conditions at the building top and base. The validity of the framework is demonstrated utilizing E-Defense shake table test data.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)527-535
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
    Issue number746
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 1



    • 1/3 scale-model 18-story steel building
    • Boundary condition
    • Cubic spline interpolation
    • Seismic response estimation
    • Structural health monitoring

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Architecture
    • Building and Construction

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