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Corner-supported modular structures are made of repetitive prefurnished, prefinished modular units, which are fabricated in a factory and transported to the site of a building to form a permanent building block. The modular units are then tied together through the use of so-called inter-modular connections, or inter-connections, which form a differ...
Establishing a probabilistic seismic demand model (PSDM), which illustrates the relationship between ground motion intensity measures (IMs) and engineering demand parameters (EDPs), is a critical step in the performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) framework. This model expresses the probability of a system experiencing a specific level of d...
This paper presents the findings of an experimental and numerical study on the system identification of modular steel frames in a laboratory environment. The project is a part of a broad study about the structural response of modular steel buildings. For this purpose, an experimental program is conducted on a full-scale volumetric prefabricated ste...
As part of a research on structural response of modular buildings and assemblages, this experimental study investigates the effects of gypsum sheathed light-gauge steel stud walls on the natural dynamic characteristics of modular steel frames. A full-scale volumetric steel module is instrumented with sensitive accelerometers connected to a data acq...
The modal properties of modular structures, such as their natural frequencies, damping ratios and mode shapes, are different than those of conventional structures, mainly due to different structural systems being used for assembling prefabricated modular units onsite. To study the dynamic characteristics of modular systems and define a dynamic mode...