Dynamic characteristics evaluation on portable steel frame due to mass irregularities

Dynamic characteristics evaluation on portable steel frame due to mass irregularities. The International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 12 (9). pp. 27-35. ISSN 2229-838X (2020)


Application of irregular mass configuration in modern design era of buildings is unavoidable in order to serve various building functionality. The effect of mass irregularities was investigated on 5-storey portable moment resisting steel tower (Post Frame), against its dynamic behaviour. Post Frame was designed at five meter height and assembled on the strong floor in Jamilus Research Centre laboratory, UTHM. The predominant frequencies and mode shapes were determined on bare frame, uniform mass frame and mass irregularities’ frames. A total of four steel blocks at800 kg wereplaced in uniform, ascending and alternating orientationson thefirst to fourth level of the PostFrame. Ambient vibration testing (AVT) was conductedusing uni-axial accelerometer sensors. The sensors werealigned in bi-axial horizontal directions with respect to the North-South(NS)and East-West(EW) directions. ARTeMIS processing tool and Frequency Domain Decomposition (FDD) methods were used in the analysis of dynamic behaviour. Comparative findings were made between bare frame and mass action frame. Two translation mode shapes and torsional mode were illustrated by respective three predominant frequencies. Significant reduction of predominant frequency showed up to 37.79% between bare frame and frame with ascending mass orientation. Uniform mass orientation shows at the lowest percentage discrepancy percentage compared to others. Even though some changes have be found in predominant frequencies, but comparable mode shapes illustration were observed from all three predominant frequencies from all frame configurations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Mass irregularity, Ambient vibration testing, Predominant frequency, Mode shape
Taxonomy: By Subject > College of Engineering > Civil Engineering > Structural and Material
Local Content Hub: Subjects > College of Engineering
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2022 07:06
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 07:06
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