219. FULL-SCALE STRUCTURAL AND NONSTRUCTURAL BUILDING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE DURING EARTHQUAKE AND POST-EARTHQUAKE FIRE - ARCHITECTURAL COMPONENTS

Department: Structural Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s): Tara Hutchinson

Primary Student
Name: Xiang Wang
Email: xiw002@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-822-0058
Grad Year: 2014

Abstract
NCSs represent more than 80 percent of the total investment in building construction in the US over the past three decades. Nevertheless, nonstructural components and systems (NCSs) are more vulnerable to earthquake shaking and the damage to NCSs may result in loss of functionality, economic loss due to the damage, and even life safety hazards. In order to advance our understanding of seismic response and kinematic interaction of the structure and NCSs, a full-scale, 5-story building was designed and constructed on the UCSD NEES shake table. The building is intended to provide loads and deformations to a wide range of NCSs. The inventory of NCSs in the building includes architectural (exterior wall systems, interior partitions, suspended ceilings, and steel prefabricated stairs), mechanical (elevator, HVAC, cooling tower, and fire sprinkler system) components, building contents (office and medical equipment), and etc. In this poster we provide an overview of the architectural components to be tested on the building. Amongst these two different exterior wall systems (metal stud framing system at the lower three levels and precast concrete cladding system at the upper two levels), interior partition wall systems, suspended ceiling systems, and the steel prefabricated stairs are presented. Pending the test schedule, preliminary test results for these architectural components may be presented and also their seismic behavior under the tests may be discussed.

Related Links:

  1. bncs.ucsd.edu

Related Files:

  1. DSCN2056.JPG

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