Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)
Kirk A. Grimmelsman
Second Committee Member
R. Panneer Selvam
Ambient Vibrations Testing, Civil Infrastructure, Dynamic Testing
The objective of this thesis was to identify the modal properties of a pedesphere type, elevated water tank under different operating conditions relating to the water level in the tank. The research that was conducted included both numerical and experimental components. The numerical components consisted of a simple hand calculation to identify the fundamental frequency as well as numerical computer models to identify the natural frequencies and mode shapes for the first three bending modes. The experimental components consisted of characterizing the vibration of the elevated water tank in its current environment through ambient vibration testing.
Font, Alexander Michael, "Dynamic Testing of an Elevated Water Tank" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 2373.