G.C.MANOS, M.DEMOSTHENOUS, M.TRIAMATAKI, B.YASIN, P.SKALKOS, and J.THAWAPTA,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
This paper summarises the measured response of a 5 storey building at the VolviThessaloniki EURO-SEISTEST site. The reinforced concrete (R.C.) model structure has been built and instrumented with 16 acceleration sensors. The measured response has been recorded during either in situ low intensity free vibration tests of prototype earthquake ground motions. This building has been designed to have masonry infills in all storeys with such dimensions and mechanical properties that, combined with the dimensions and properties of the RC members, the total structure should behave linearly under low intensity ground motions. However, for low to medium intensity ground motions the infills are expected to behave non-linearty and for medium to strong intensity ground motions both masonry infills and R. C. members are expected to behave non-linearly. Certain details of the design and the numerical simulation performed are given together with a summary of the validation studies that have been performed up to now.