Our structural load frames can apply vertical or horizontal loads covering a range of load levels, loading rates and frequencies to simulate many loading conditions.
A wide range of instrumentation is available to detect deflections in structures from 0.001" to 10" and rotations through 360 degrees.
Beams, columns, piers, walls, connections and pavement joints are just some of the components tested in our laboratories under real-world loading conditions.
Our researchers are committed to building and maintaining a resilient national transportation infrastructure through field deployment of promising laboratory solutions.
Our lab has equipment for field-testing and deployment of structures, including non-destructive testing and data acquisition.
Remote sensing technologies are being developed in our facility that can capture material behavior without physically contacting structure systems.
MTS 315.03 Load Frame with TestStar IIs Controller
1,000 kip capacity
Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar
Dynamic stress/strain testing system
MTS 810 Material Test System with TestStar II Controller
55 kip capacity for specimens up to five feet in height
Hydro-Pneumatic Elecro-Mechanical Creep Frames
Fully automated, equipped with an environmental test chamber - 200 kip capacity
Campbell Scientific CR9000X Measurement and Control System
Portable data logger for field testing
Baldwin Warner & Swasey Compression Testing Machine
300 kip capacity