Title: Severe loading tests on large-size structures at ELSA laboratory
Authors: MOLINA RUIZ Francisco JavierMAGONETTE GeorgesPEGON PierreNEGRO Paolo
Citation: Structural Monitoring and Status-Dependent Maintenance and Repair of Constructed Facilities
Publisher: SITEX 45 SRL
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC62875
URI: http://www.memscon.com/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC62875
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: The ELSA laboratory is provided with a large reaction-wall facility and has acquired its best expertise on the development and implementation of innovative experimental techniques mainly related to testing of large-scale specimens by the pseudo-dynamic method. Important examples are represented by the bidirectional tests performed on multi-storey buildings and the tests with non-linear substructuring applied to bridges. Apart from the relevant achievements within the testing techniques, the role of a reference laboratory in Europe has allowed ELSA to rely on the collaboration of many important research institutions that have collaborated to the projects and added maximum scientific value to the results of the tests. The aspects of advanced testing methods and collaboration through extensive use of networking are very important components for the proposed future European facility for seismic testing within project EFAST in which ELSA is also taking part. Such networking should include shared database, telepresence and geographically distributed testing.
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