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Large Scale Structures Laboratory

The heart of the Large Scale Structures Laboratory (LSSL) is a 40-ft x 75-ft strong floor with moveable and stackable reaction blocks that can be positioned anywhere on the floor to allow maximum flexibly for test configurations.  A full suite of dynamically-rated servo-hydraulic actuators dare available ranging from 35 kips to 330 kips.  The lab is equipped to conduct hybrid-testing, including both seismic and wind response.  A 10-ft x 10-ft x 10-ft soils pit is also housed within the LSSL.  The centerpiece of the lab is a high-performance, uniaxial 12-ft x 13-ft earthquake simulation shake table with a maximum payload of 20 tons and a maximum acceleration of 1.2g.