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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 69
Edited by: Z. Bittnar and B.H.V. Topping
Paper II.2

FE Modelling of a Long-Span Flat Concrete Floor using Dynamic Measurements

E. El-Dardiry+, E. Wahyuni#, T. Ji+ and B.R. Ellis*

+Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, United Kingdom
#ITS Surabaya, Indonesia
*Building Research Establishment Ltd., Watford, United Kingdom

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
E. El-Dardiry, E. Wahyuni, T. Ji, B.R. Ellis, "FE Modelling of a Long-Span Flat Concrete Floor using Dynamic Measurements", in Z. Bittnar, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Computational Concrete Structures Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 45-51, 2000. doi:10.4203/ccp.69.2.2
The objective of this study is to identify an appropriate FE model for determining the dynamic characteristics of a long-span flat concrete floor. The Cardington concrete building was selected for the study because it represents a popular form of concrete construction. The natural frequencies of the floors were measured. Several FE models of the floor are considered and the models are refined based on the comparison between numerical predictions and dynamic measurements. It is concluded that a floor-column model provides the most appropriate representation of the actual structure.

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