|Software for Operational
Modal Analysis of the Heritage Court Tower
The measurements and analysis presented here are
performed by Professor Carlos Ventura, University of British Columbia,
The building considered here is the so-called Heritage Court Tower, which is
located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is a relatively
regular 15-storey reinforced concrete shear core building. The building is
located on top of an underground parking structure.
The measurements were conducted using an 8-channel measurement system. The
Kinemetrics Episensor, forced balanced accelerometers. Modal
analysis was conducted with ARTeMIS Modal Pro.
The configuration file as well as the measurement
files for project is installed along with ARTeMIS Modal.
The analysis results has also been used for Finite
Element Updating using
FEMtools of the above mentioned structure. For further description on
this please see the paper:
C. E. Ventura, R. Brincker, E. Dascotte,
FEM Updating of the Heritage Court
Proceedings of the 19th International Modal Analysis Conference
(IMAC), Kissimmee, Florida, pp.324-330, 2001.
or visit the FEMtools home page at:
Pictures from the Test
The Heritage Court Tower building in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
The building from another angle:
A 2D measurement setup using Kinemetrics