Thursday, March 31, 2011

#34 Structural Testing Laboratory

Description: This is part of the structural testing lab at the University of Illinois, one of the premier structural labs in the world.  The blue box is a piece of equipment capable of applying forces in all three coordinate axes as well as moments about all three coordinate axes.  Experiments performed with this machine allow engineers to control all the aspects of motion and load a structural element is undergoing.  Seen here is a pier being tested for post seismic repair adequacy.

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