Seismic Hybrid Testing using FMI-based Co-Simulation
Keywords:functional mockup interface, structure testing, earth quake engineering, hybrid simulation, co-simulation, model exchange, master algorithm
AbstractHybrid testing is an experimental technique extensively utilized in earthquake engineering to study the seismic response of structures. It requires coupling physical and numerical models in a closed feedback loop. Although this methodology is mature, a commonly accepted standard for orchestrating simulations and experiments is still missing. As a result, setting up a hybrid testing campaign still requires substantial system integration effort, which is often not affordable. In this paper, we propose the Functional Mockup Interface as a possible standard for orchestrating hybrid testing and discuss the limitations in enabling such support.