Table 3: Forces at the zero or peak displacements of the MHD under cyclic loading (10 mm peak displacement).

Cycle No.Positive force at zero disp.Negative force at zero disp.Positive force at +10 mm disp.Negative force at −10 mm disp.
(kN)Deviation from average (%) (kN)Deviation from average (%) (kN)Deviation from average (%) (kN)Deviation from average (%)

39.48.69.9104.80.24.6
37.84.34.5107.93.21.9
36.40.50.5105.60.90.1
35.42.42.7103.90.73.8
34.64.65.3102.81.71.2

Average36.7105.0