Qualification of Large Testing Facilities in Earthquake Engineering Research

KURÇ Ö., SUCUOĞLU H., Molinari M., Zanon G.

Workshop on the Role of Research Infrastructures in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Macedonia, 2 - 03 September 2010, vol.22, pp.287-303 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 22
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-94-007-1977-4_15
  • City: Ohrid
  • Country: Macedonia
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-303
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The qualification of large testing facilities serving in earthquake engineering research and the management of the instrumentation are the central issues of this paper. The main aspects of instrumentation management and seismic test methods are presented, commented upon and critically assessed based on both the answers to a questionnaire and the outcomes of the SERIES Workshop about the Qualification of Facilities held in Ohrid, MK. On the basis of the results presented herein and the proposals and comments formulated at the Ohrid workshop, a roadmap for the qualification of earthquake research laboratories will be drawn up.