Seismic performance of a transfer plate structure

C. S. Li, Siu Shu Eddie Lam, A. Chen, Y. L. Wong

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In regions without seismic provisions, it is common to use transfer plates as part of the structural system. In this paper, pseudodynamic tests with substructure techniques were conducted on an 1:4 scale test specimen representing the first 2 stories of a 18-story high-rise building with a transfer plate under earthquake actions. Columns of the test specimen were strengthened to prevent failure under the pseudodynamic tests. Three types of time-history records were applied, including triangular waves and a series of El-Centro Earthquakes. Based on the experimental results, it is predicted that the bottom of the transfer plate will be severely damaged when subjected to an El-Centro Earthquake with maximum acceleration at 64% g.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1705-1716
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2008


  • Dynamic tests
  • Plates
  • Precast concrete
  • Prestressed concrete
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Seismic effects
  • Substructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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