A novel predictor-corrector algorithm for sub-structure pseudo-dynamic testing

J. Ghaboussi, G. J. Yun, Y. M.A. Hashash

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A new predictor-corrector (P-C) method for multi-site sub-structure pseudo-dynamic (PSD) test is proposed. This method is a mixed time integration method in which computational components separable from experimental components are solved by implicit time integration method (Newmark β method). The experiments are performed quasi-statically based on explicit prediction of displacement. The proposed P-C method has an important advantage as it does not require the determination of the initial stiffness values of experimental components and is thus suitable for representing elastic and inelastic systems. A parameter relating to quality of displacement prediction at boundaries nodes is introduced. This parameter is determined such that P-C method can be applicable to many practical problems. Error-propagation characteristics of P-C method are also presented. A series of examples including linear and non-linear soil-foundation-structure interaction problem demonstrate the performance of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-476
Number of pages24
JournalEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 10 2006


  • Non-linear dynamic simulation
  • Pseudo-dynamic test
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Time integration scheme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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