Title: Structural Testing Activities at the ELSA Laboratory of the European Commission
Citation: Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering vol. 1 p. 331-338
Publisher: ICHIRYUSHA - ISBN 4-901887-18-1
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC31602
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC31602
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
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 pseudodynamic method. Important examples are represented by the bidirectional tests performed on multi-storey buildings, the tests of structures equipped with isolator or dissipating devices, which are particularly difficult to test with that method due to the strain-rate effect, and the tests with non-linear substructuring. 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.
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