The test setups and calibration tests were carried out with the collaboration of the graduate student Lemuel González, the laboratory technician Camilo Medina, and the undergraduate students Andres Matos, Christian Flores, Richard Rodriguez, Samuel Montalvo and Steven Aviles.
Two calibration hybrid tests were performed at the UPRM hybrid simulation facility to ensure that all the equipment and software were functioning adequately. The calibration tests were executed by Dr. Shawn Gao from MTS systems. The tested prototype, shown in Figure 1, is a two-dimensional 3-story 2-bay moment resisting frame modified from a previous study on hybrid simulation by . The story height and bay length are 15 ft and 30 ft, respectively, for total height of 45 ft and a total width of 60 ft. The beams and columns sections were modeled with elastic beam-column elements with concentrated plasticity represented by as zero-length elements with deterioration parameters attached to both ends of each beam-column element. Deterioration parameters were defined using the modified IK deterioration model, modified by Lignos & Krawinkler (2011) .