Structures Lab

The Department has a 4840 sq. ft. (450 m2) high head-room Structures Laboratory containing a 30 ft x 72 ft (9 m x 22 m) reaction floor which can be used with various moveable reaction frames and hydraulic loading systems for quasi-static testing of large-scale structural components. Two universal testing machines are also available. Two MTS servo-controlled loading systems are available, with a range of jacks suitable for programmed cyclic and fatigue testing. These systems can be used for quasi-static earthquake testing of structural components. A computer-based data acquisition system is available for on-line data reduction and analysis with links to other computers.