User Fees

Fees for Non-NSF Research Projects

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

The NEES Equipment Site at the University of Nevada, Reno is a multi-shake table facility featuring three identical re-locatable biaxial (x and y in the horizontal plane) and one six degree-of-freedom (three translations and three rotations) re-locatable shake table. Each table may be operated independently, in-phase or differentially with the other tables. This combination makes NEES@The University of Nevada, Reno uniquely suitable for research on long spatially distributed structural and geotechnical systems.

The facility also offers NEES research projects use of several servo-controlled hydraulic actuators, uniaxial and biaxial mass rigs. The University of Nevada, Reno - NEES Shake-Table Equipment site is funded in part by the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Science Foundation under Award Number CMMI-0927178.

Current User Fees for the UNR - NEES Shake-Table Equipment Site are listed in the table below. These rates are all-inclusive rates and include sensors, data acquisition and related equipment necessary for test setup and testing. They do not, however, include university overhead, which is currently charged at 41% of modified total direct costs.

These rates are subject to change and potential users should check with the Laboratory Director for the most recent scale of fees. Note that fees for using the shake tables do not apply to researchers funded through the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation. In such cases these fees are paid by the NEESComm on behalf of the researchers.

User Fees
CategoriesResearch ProjectsService-to-Industry Projects
* Personnel cost should be added to every equipment day
Non-Shake Table
Set-up $479/day $1,436/day
Test Day $718/day $2,154/day
One Shake Table
Set-up $782/day $2,347/day
Test Day $1,565/day $4,694/day
Two Shake Tables
Set-up $978/day $2,934/day
Test Day $1,956/day $5,868/day
Three Shake Tables
Set-up $1,369/day $4,107/day
Test Day $2,738/day $8,215/day
Four Shake Tables
Set-up $1,565/day $4,694/day
Test Day $3,129/day $9,388/day
Personnel Charge (including benefits)
Per Person* $690/day $690/day
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