Monitoring dynamic characteristics of Canton Tower under different excitations

Wei Huan Chen, Zhong Rong Lu, Shu Hui Chen, Yiqing Ni, Wei Yang Liao

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The SHM system of Canton Tower was developed to monitor the structural responses after the completion of its construction under different excitation events (the typhoon, earthquake and normal wind excitation conditions). The time histories and PSDs of the acceleration responses under different excitation events were acquired and compared. The modal properties (modal frequencies, mode shapes, and damping ratios) of the structure under different excitation events were identified by using the acceleration responses. The HHT technique was applied for obtaining the instantaneous frequencies and energy distribution under different excitation events in time-frequency domain by use of the monitoring data and compared with the results of the wavelet scalogram. The results of the paper supply some references for better understanding the dynamic characteristics of supertall structure under different excitations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalZhendong yu Chongji/Journal of Vibration and Shock
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2012


  • Dynamic characteristics
  • Excitation
  • Hilbert Huang transformation (HHT)
  • Modal analysis
  • Structural health monitoring (SHM)
  • Supertall structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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