An experiment in the Large-Scale Structures Lab

Gap Damper

Collaborative Research: An Innovative Gap Damper to Control Seismic Isolator Displacements in Extreme Earthquakes

The main objective of this project is to develop and test a phased damping device, or "gap damper," to act alongside a base isolation system for buildings or bridges.

Rocking Walls

Unbonded Post-Tensioned Rocking Walls for Seismic Resilient Structures

This project focuses developing more resilient buildings through the use of self-centering structural systems. This project seeks to better understand the interaction between rocking walls and floor systems through large-scale testing.

Other Projects

You can browse a complete list of past projects using the links on the right.

Trucks on the curved bridge

Curved Bridge Project
The curved bridge project tested nine different configurations to investigate the seismic effects of multi-span curved bridges using a 2/5 scale model of a three-span bridge.

Spectators observe the grand challenge

Nonstructural Grand Challenge
This project integrates multidisciplinary system-level studies to develop a novel simulation capability and implementation process for enhancing the seismic performance of the ceiling-piping-partition system.

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