When civil structures are subjected to earthquake excitations, components of the infrastructure may become damaged. Knowledge of structural dynamics is required to understand and assess the state of a structure after it has experienced dynamic loading. The goal of this project is to develop a cost-efficient, bi-directional shaking table to be used as a practical tool by students and researchers to study the dynamic behavior of structures when they are subjected to earthquake excitations.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Civil and Environmental Engineering
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