Development of Online Hybrid Testing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128033784, 9780128033920

Development of Online Hybrid Testing

1st Edition

Theory and Applications to Structural Engineering

Authors: Peng Pan Tao Wang Masayoshi Nakashima
eBook ISBN: 9780128033920
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128033784
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th September 2015
Page Count: 240
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Development of Online Hybrid Testing: Theory and Applications to Structural Engineering provides comprehensive treatments of several topics pertinent to substructure online hybrid tests. Emphasis has been placed on explaining the three frameworks:

  • the host-station framework,
  • separated model framework and
  • peer to peer framework

These have been developed within the Internet environment and are particularly suitable for distributed hybrid testing. In order to help readers to understand the essence of online hybrid testing and further to build up their own systems, an engineering practice has been introduced at the end of this book with the source code appended.
Development of Online Hybrid Testing: Theory and Applications to Structural Engineering is primarily written for readers with some background in structural dynamics, finite elements, and computer science. Material that has previously only appeared in journal articles has been consolidated and simplified which provides the reader with a perspective of the state-of-the-art.

Key Features

  • Presents basics and implementations of time integration algorithms for online hybrid tests, along with the applications for real engineering projects
  • Includes current progress on the development of substructure online hybrid tests as a means of investigating the seismic behaviour of large-scale structures
  • Provides source code for the example tests


Researchers, Graduates, PhD students and lecturers in the seismic performance of engineering structures as well as those studying finite elements, or computer science who wish to broaden their knowledge of the field.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Background, Objective, and Challenge
    • 1.2 Organization
  • Chapter 2: Basics of the Online Hybrid Test

    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Basic Concepts and Applications
    • 2.3 Implementation and Major Components
    • 2.4 Single DOF Structure with Explicit Scheme
    • 2.5 Substructure Test with OS Scheme
    • 2.6 Conclusions
  • Chapter 3: Time Integration Algorithms for the Online Hybrid Test

    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Principle of Time Integration Algorithms and Properties
    • 3.3 Development of Time Integration Algorithms
    • 3.4 Numerical Characteristics of Time Integration Algorithms
    • 3.5 Analysis of Typical Time Integration Algorithms
    • 3.6 Applications for an Online Hybrid Test
    • 3.7 Conclusions
  • Chapter 4: The Online Hybrid Test Using Mixed Control

    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Presentation of the Online Test System
    • 4.3 Displacement-Force Combined Control
    • 4.4 Force-Displacement Switching Control
    • 4.5 Conclusions
  • Chapter 5: An Internet Online Hybrid Test Using Host-Station Framework

    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Presentation of the Internet Online Test System
    • 5.3 Accommodation with Implicit Finite Element Program
    • 5.4 Internet Online Test of Base-isolated Structure
    • 5.5 Conclusions
  • Chapter 6: Internet Online Hybrid Test Using Separated-Model Framework

    • Abstract
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Development of Separated-model Framework
    • 6.3 Preliminary Investigations of Separated-model Framework
    • 6.4 Distributed Online Hybrid Test on a Base-isolated Building
    • 6.5 Conclusions


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About the Author

Peng Pan

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate professor and associate director of the Structural Lab, Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Tsinghua, China

Tao Wang

Dr. Wang received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China in 2010 and 2015, respectively. From 2013 to 2014, He was a Visiting Scholar at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), He is currently a lecturer in North China Electric Power University. His research interests include the applications of plasma for flue gas pollution control, mercury adsorption in thermal power plant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Director of the Structural Lab, Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China

Masayoshi Nakashima

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

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