PARIS^{©} Version 11.0 

PARIS v11.0 EXAMPLE DESCRIPTIONS


EXAMPLE

DESCRIPTION

2D Truss consists of 10 elements and 6 DOF. The base is pinned at node 1 and pinned at node 2. The length of the members is as shown in the figure. All dimensions are in inches.  
3D Truss consists of 9 elements and 9 DOF. The base is pinned at nodes 1, 2 and 3. The length of the members is as shown in the figure. All dimensions are in inches. 

2D Frame consists of a total of 8 members, 8 nodes and 18 DOFs. The boundary conditions are fixed at both supports and the member lengths are shown in inches.  
The 3D frame model is similar to the 2D frame model presented in the prior example. It consists of 4 elements and 21 DOF. The base is fixed at node 1 and pinned at node 5. The length of the members is as shown in the figure. All dimensions are in inches.  

The example is a 6 story shear building (Figure 1). A shear building is defined as having only lateral degrees of freedom defined by the rigid floors. The floor slabs of the shear building are rigid relative to its column bending stiffness and will therefore only move laterally with no axial deformation or rotation. The degrees of freedom allowed in the model are lateral translations, with no rotations. The focus of the parameter estimation for this particular model is the column, or story, stiffness. Hence, the parameters of interest are the moment of inertias of the columns. 
Laboratory Model of a Bridge Deck Constructed at the University of Cincinnati, (Aktan el al., 1997) 
3D Frame of a laboratory model of a bridge deck that was constructed at the University of Cincinnati. This example is run with Non destructive test data located in the *.zip file along with the MATLAB *.m files. 