Use and Upgrade of the USACERL Biaxial Shock Test Machine: Workshop Summary
Special rept. (Final)
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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This report summarizes a workshop at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory USACERL on 26 and 27 July 1990. The workshop was an assembly of Government engineers, and university and private industry researchers. It covered the use and potential upgrade of the USACERL Biaxial Shock Test Machine BSTM as well as the use of shake tables in general. Workshop participants discussed the BSTMSs capabilities, its applicability to perform seismic engineering and structural response, strategies to use it to support non-Department of Defense agencies, and potential upgrade configurations for it. Uses for shake tables are typically applied to three general categories of research shock loads on structures and equipment vibration effects on equipment, and seismic velocitywaves effects on structures and equipment. The desired application heavily influences the performance characteristics of a table, including peak velocities and accelerations, motion frequency ranges, and peak displacement stroke capabilities.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Seismic Detection and Detectors