Trucks on the shake tables at the Large Scale Structures Lab

If you are interested in any of the training sessions listed below, please contact Kelly Doyle at

We offer many different training opportunities to our students, faculty, and staff to keep everyone informed about safety, management, and cutting-edge computer software.

Past training sessions have included topics such as using Microsoft Word tools more effectively, laboratory safety and computer software.

Recent Training Events


Shake Table, Nonstructural Component Simulator, Geotechnical Laminar Box & Innovative Testing Capabilities

Thursday September 16, 2010
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration and welcome
8:30 - 10:00 am Overview: UCSD, UB and UNR major equipment, access, and site support Luco (UCSD), Albrechcinski (UB), Elfass (UNR)
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Shake Table Testing and Control Systems: equipment, test assembly, test protocols, test execution Conte (UCSD), Pitman (UB), Laplace (UNR)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 pm Instrumentation and Data Acquisition: calibration, reduction, analysis and error, special sensors, GPS, Krypton Radulescu/Schoettler (UCSD), Weinreber(UB), Laplace (UNR)
1:45 - 3:00 pm Modeling, Similitude and Simulation:Analytical models, Complex Structural Systems Stavridis (UCSD)
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:30 pm Lab Tour and Hands-on lab activity Radulescu (UCSD)
6:00 pm Dinner
Friday, September 17, 2010
8:30 - 10:40 am

Specialized Testing and Versatile Reconfigurations:

  • Nonstructural Component Simulator, Geotechnical Laminar Box
  • Innovative Research Capabilities
  • Mosqueda, Retamales, Sabanayagam (UB)
  • Albrechcinski (UB), Elfass (UNR)
10:40 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:00 pm Project Management: Site safety, work plans, scheduling, financial and project agreements Radulescu (UCSD), Albrechcinski (UB), Elfass (UNR)
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 pm Example of Total Project Planning "Bridge Column": planning process, documents, site support, responsibilities, safety training Restrepo (UCSD)
2:13 - 3:00 pm Data Management and Archiving Radulescu(UCSD), Elfass(UNR)
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
Questions and Answers, Evaluation, Closure