The dynamic response of typical components of a consultation room in hospital buildings is investigated through full-scale shake table tests. Low-intensity random vibration tests were carried out on two freestanding medical cabinets and a desk. The natural frequency and the damping ratio of the components are evaluated via standardized methods. Simplified finite element models of the tested components are implemented in order to assess whether simplified models can adequately describe the dynamic behavior of medical components. The outcomes of the numerical analyses fairly match the results obtained from the experimental tests. It is demonstrated that simple models are able to adequately simulate the dynamic properties of sample medical components and can be employed in the earthquake response analysis of healthcare facilities

Dynamic properties of typical consultation room medical components

Di Sarno L;
2015

Abstract

The dynamic response of typical components of a consultation room in hospital buildings is investigated through full-scale shake table tests. Low-intensity random vibration tests were carried out on two freestanding medical cabinets and a desk. The natural frequency and the damping ratio of the components are evaluated via standardized methods. Simplified finite element models of the tested components are implemented in order to assess whether simplified models can adequately describe the dynamic behavior of medical components. The outcomes of the numerical analyses fairly match the results obtained from the experimental tests. It is demonstrated that simple models are able to adequately simulate the dynamic properties of sample medical components and can be employed in the earthquake response analysis of healthcare facilities
hospitals; dynamic response; medical components
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