MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 138, 2017The 6th International Conference of Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum (EACEF 2017)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||30 December 2017|
Systematic Approaches for Signal Processing of Soil Shaking Table Test
Department of Civil Engineering, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering & Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor, Malaysia
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Selecting an appropriate methodology in signal processing of shaking table test is of fundamental importance for evaluating the soil dynamic parameters. This paper presents the systematic approaches in selecting an appropriate signal processing method for a soil shaking table test. A soil model of 150 mm in diameter and 100 mm in height was tested on a 1g shaking table. The soil model was instrumented with accelerometers to measure the resultant accelerations under different shaking motions. Under normal data processing practices, the acceleration data was adjusted and numerically integrated to obtain the linear displacement data. However, the accuracy and reliability of the computed displacement data and the adopted adjustment technique often raise arguments. In the present study, the acceleration data was subjected to two baseline correction schemes and one method of digital band-pass filtering. The results from the three signal processing methods were compared with the actual displacement data obtained from a direct measurement using laser displacement sensor. Bandpass filtering method was found to be a more reliable data processing method in this particular study. The use of laser displacement sensor can serve as a useful reference when choosing an appropriate adjustment scheme in data processing.
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