Over the years, SEESL has conducted research projects with university faculty and students, as well as working with groups such as NEES and MCEER. Below you will find current and past research projects that have been conducted here at SEESL.
The concept of "weakening and damping" is verified in a prototype 1:3 scale moment-frame designed at University at Buffalo (UB) and tested by the researchers at UB, Rice Univeristy and Taylor Devices, Inc.
By designing a ductile structure and letting the structure yield under strong earthquakes, the forces acting on the structure can be reduced to the level dictated by the yield level. However, the structure undergoes permanent displacement.
For earthquake simulations, one of the services we provide are shake tables. Currently, there are two, relocatable 7.0m x 7.0m platforms with six-degrees of freedom. Each table is capable of 50 tons payload. Find out more about our shake tables.
SEESL is equipped with many large-scale, high-performance, dynamic and static actuators. These actuators provide the ability to conduct dynamic, pseudo-dynamic, and hybrid pseudo-dynamic testing. Find out more about our actuator capabilities.
The Geotechnical Laminar Box is designed for soil-foundation-structure interaction studies at or near full scale. The laminar box and the soil contained within deform in a manner that simulates free ground response under simulated seismic excitations. Learn more about it.