Accession Number : AD0679357

Title :   FULL-SCALE TESTING OF NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR STRUCTURES. VOLUME 3. THE CHIMES TOWER STRUCTURE,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Robert B. ; Bobisch,William J. ; Morrissey,Charles D. ; Reese,Raymond C. ; Salgo,Michael N.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : The Chimes Tower structure was a seven-story structure constructed of rolled steel sections bolted and/or riveted together. The structure was 9 feet- 3-3/8 inches square and 86 feet-8 inches tall. All floors had a uniform height of 12 feet except the top story, which was 14 feet-8 inches high. Dynamic tests were conducted on this structure to determine: Natural frequencies and mode shapes, and to compare results with values predicted theoretically; Degree of damping; Participation of the foundation in motion of the tower. Static tests were also conducted on the structure to: Allow comparisons of floor deflections and foundation motion with those observed during the dynamic tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TOWERS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PREDICTIONS, LOADS(FORCES), STEEL, RECTANGULAR BODIES, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), RESONANT FREQUENCY, DAMPING, SHEAR STRESSES, TABLES(DATA), DEFLECTION

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE