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Vibration tests of the Encino Dam intake tower

Keightley, W. O. and Housner, George W. and Hudson, Donald E. (1961) Vibration tests of the Encino Dam intake tower. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished)

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The need for dynamic tests of full size structures has been realized for many years. The only way in which the parameters of major interest in structural dynamics problems, such as effective dynamic spring constants, energy dissipation characteristics, etc., can be determined, is by tests of actual structures under relatively high loading conditions. Such tests have very seldom been possible because of (1) the difficulty of applying dynamic loads of the required type and magnitude; (2) the difficulty of making the required measurements of dynamic structural responses; and (3) the unavailability of suitable test structures which could be loaded to the point of significant damage.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory
Record Number:CaltechEERL:1961.EERL.1961.003
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Deposited On:19 Feb 2008
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