Fire Induced Vibration Monitoring for Building Collapse. Final Report. August 1, 2002 to July 31, 2005.
Fire Induced Vibration Monitoring for Building Collapse.
Final Report. August 1, 2002 to July 31, 2005.
Duron, Z. H.; Yoder, N.; Kelcher, R.; Hutchings, A.;
Markwardt, S.; Panish, R.
NIST GCR 06-885; 64 p. October 2005.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
building collapse; vibration; field tests; burn tests;
A field-based monitoring technique that utilizes
measurements of fire-induced vibration was developed and
first demonstrated under a previously funded research
effort. This report details the findings of the ensuing
3-year endeavor in which significant improvements were
made to both field-test and analysis procedures. A
real-time monitoring tool has been developed and
numerous full-scale burn tests on a variety of
structures have been completed. A significant
contribution of the research stems from the use of
system stability theory to aid in the interpretation of
the field measurements. The techniques described in this
report can be used to monitor burning structures and to
provide visual indicators that track changes in