Large Scale Testing Facility for the Evaluation of Structural Systems Under Critical Loads

by Frieder Seible, Univ of California-San Diego, La, Jolla, CA, USA,
Gilbert A. Hegemier, Univ of California-San Diego, La, Jolla, CA, USA,
Hidenori Murakami, Univ of California-San Diego, La, Jolla, CA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamic Response of Structures

Abstract: The Charles Lee Powell Structural Systems Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, provides, with a 50 ft. high reaction strong wall and a 120 multiplied by 50 ft. box girder test floor, the necessary environment to test up to five story full-scale building systems under simulated seismic loads. This new facility allows the in-depth investigation of structural prototype behavior and with it the necessary verification for complex nonlinear structural computer codes.

Subject Headings: Load tests | Seismic tests | Seismic loads | Critical loads | Structural behavior | Material tests | Walls

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