Structural Earthquake Engineering Laboratory (SEE-Lab), Department of Civil Engineering (DCE), University of Bonab (UniBon), is established to be involved in the up-to-date research and development efforts aimed at earthquake protection of structures.
SEE-Lab/DCE-UniBon has recently been equipped with a unidirectional shaking table, capable of simulating the effects of full-scale earthquakes on model-scale structures. The Shaking Table (ST-UniBon) has been commercially localized, for the first time in the country, through a research project collaborated with SANTAM engineering design company.
ST-UniBon has basically been designed based on the technical characteristics of the unidirectional shaking table located at the University of Basilicata, Italy.
The major technical characteristics of ST-UniBon including both mechanical system (hydraulic power pack, hydraulic actuator, table, and retaining frame) and control system (servo valve, measurement devices, and computers) are reported in the table below:
|Item ||ST-UniBon |
|Description ||Technical Details |
|Mechanical System ||Hydraulic Power Pack ||200 l, 40 lpm, 200 bar |
|Hydraulic Actuator ||5 ton, 20 cm/s, 300 mm |
|Table ||1.2 m * 1.5 m |
|Retaining Frame ||Single Column (Adjustable) |
|Control System ||Servo Valve ||MOOG |
|Measurement Devices ||5 kHz |
|Control Box ||16 Digital I/O |
|Computers ||Three Parallel |
Testing capabilities at SEE-Lab/DCE-UniBon are quasi-static testing, effective force testing, pseudo-dynamic testing, shaking table testing, and hybrid testing.
Head of Laboratory
Prof. (Asst.) Dr. Eng.