Lateral Load Resisting System Testbed

 

Perform experiments on test frame specimens:

  • Up to 45 ft height
  • Up to 36 ft width

Large-scale lateral load system characterization tests

Real-time hybrid simulations


Full-scale Damper Testbed

 

Enables full-scale damper tests:

  • Damper characterization tests
  • Real-time hybrid simulations

Stoke, velocity, and force capacity:

  • +/- 20 in. stroke
  • 45 in/s for 382 kip actuators
  • 33 in/s for 517 kip actuators

Real-time Cyber-Physical Structural Systems Laboratory

 

Research, ECO, Researcher Training Usage

Five MTS Actuators:

  • 2x - Model 244.21G2
    • Servo Valve: 30gpm
    • Force: 50kN (11kips)
    • Displacement: ± 254mm (± 10in)
    • Velocity: 0.74m/s (29in/s)
  • 1x - Model 244.20G2S
    • Servo Valve: 90gpm
    • Force: 82kN (18.5kips)
    • Displacement: ± 177mm (± 7in)
    • Velocity: 1.29m/s (51in/s)
  • 2x - Model 244.20
    • Servo Valve: 30gpm
    • Force: 100kN (22kips)
    • Displacement: ± 0.76mm (± 3in)
    • Velocity: 0.38m/s (15in/s)

Five Dampers:

  • Four Nonlinear Viscous Dampers
  • One Rotary Friction Damper

Independent Servotest Systems Pulsar Real-time Integrated Control System and Pacific Instruments Data Acquisition System

 


Non-Structural Component Seismic Simulator

 

Non-structural components and systems:

  • Up to 40 ft length
  • Up to 10 ft width

Multi-directional real-time characterization testing

Multi-directional real-time hybrid simulations


Reduced-scale Soil Box

 

Enables soil-structure interaction research

  • Flexible designs (6 x 6 x 6 ft and 6 x 6 x 3 ft in size )
  • Actuators with load cells; data acquisition system
  • Sensors for soil and foundation response measurements
  • Advanced sensors - Digital Imaging Correlation System

Tsunami & Storm Surge Debris Impact Force Testbed

 

Enables full-scale debris impact tests:

  • High speed DAQ; high speed 5000 fps cameras
  • High bandwidth, resolution load cells
  • Accelerometers, laser-displacement transducers