Accession Number:

AD0679357

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

The Chimes Tower structure was a seven-story structure constructed of rolled steel sections bolted andor riveted together. The structure was 9 feet- 3-38 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

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE