JDR Vol.12 No.5 pp. 858-867
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2017.p0858


Study on Performance Evaluation of MEMS Sensors and Data Integration Methods for Expected Use to Determine Damage Degrees of Existing Structures

Tomohiro Sasaki, Koichi Kajiwara, Takuzo Yamashita, and Takuya Toyoshi

National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED)
1501-21 Mitsuta, Shijimi-cho, Miki, Hyogo 673-0515, Japan

Corresponding author

April 14, 2017
July 12, 2017
Online released:
September 27, 2017
October 1, 2017
micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), shake table test, accelerometer, steel structure

The shake table test of small-scaled steel frame structure was conducted using large-scale earthquake simulator at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) in Tsukuba, Ibaragi. This paper presents the performance evaluation of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) type accelerometers, which are recently being used in various fields, comparing with the conventional servo type accelerometers. In addition, this paper discussed the integration method of the measured acceleration into displacements, which is suitable for structural damage evaluation due to strong earthquakes.

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