Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering - Facilities

Stuctural Lab Baldwin MachineStructural Research Laboratory

The Structural Research Laboratory contains

  • a 2.4 million lb servo-controlled Baldwin universal testing machine
  • manually-controlled 300,000 and 120,000 lb Baldwin testing machines
  • a modern MTS Testing system with a pumping capacity of 200 gpm
  • numerous controllers and servo-controlled actuators of various sizes
  • special-purpose test machines, such as a bearing test rig

The laboratory also includes a strong floor, a reaction wall, and an earthquake simulator. A wide range of electronic and mechanical equipment is available for the measurement of load and response in structures. This includes fully computerized data acquisition and processing systems.


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