# Earthquake shake table project

Shake tables. The Center has three biaxial shake tables in operation. Manufactured by MTS, each table measures 14 x 14.6 ft (4.3 x 4.5 m), has a stroke of 12 in ( 300 mm), and can reach a peak velocity of 40 in/sec (1000 mm/sec) and an acceleration of 1g with a 50 ton payload (445 kN). All three tables can be constrained to act together as

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• Architectural Engineering Earthquake Shake Table

safety, and system life. This project’s goal was to develop a method of earthquake simulation to be used by the faculty and students of the Cal Poly ArcE Department that is achieved through control of the existing hydraulic system. Figure 1: ArcE Department Earthquake Shake Table 1.3 Objective/Specification Development

• CIVIL Project on Design And Development Of Shake Table

Oct 01, 2011 Shake table testing is being increasingly used in earthquake engineering research centres worldwide, as it is the only available means of nearly truly reproducing the dynamic effects that earthquakes impose on structures. Finally the report gives future scope of the project is to manufacture the model with the dimensions

• SEISMIC CHALLENGE SHEET SHAKE-UP!

same way engineers do, using a shake table. Demonstrate how the shake table works. Tell them: It makes the same back-and-forth motion as an earthquake. Engineers use large shake tables to test out models of the structures they want to build. 3. BRAINSTORM & deSIGN Show kids the coffee stirrers and clay and ask them to think about how they

• Build an Earthquake-Resistant House | Lesson Plan

Engineers test their earthquake-resistant designs using shake tables, special tables that simulate the effects of earthquakes on scaled models. Figure 1 shows two buildings on a shake table. The building on the left is attached directly to the ground, and the one on the right has a base isolation system

• Shake Things Up: Engineering Earthquake-Resistant

buildings from being damaged during an earthquake? Adventure 4: Getting Braces Kids engineer ways to stop their buildings from changing shape during a test on the shake table. Unit Map Adventure 5: Creating an Earthquake-Resistant Building Groups plan, create, and test their buildings on the shake table. Adventure 6: Improving an Earthquake

• Earthquake Tower Challenge - Ursinus College

earthquake? Well, engineers create shake tables to test the ability of buildings and other structures to withstand the seismic waves produced by earthquakes. To do this, they carefully design and construct shake tables that can accurately re-enact the ground motion of the Earth during earthquakes. Sometimes they test full-size

• Two Activities—Base Isolation for Earthquake Resistance

a small shake table. Base isolation is the most powerful tool of earthquake engineering. It is meant to enable a building to survive a potentially devastating seismic impact through a proper initial design or subsequent modifications. Contrary to popular belief base isolation does not make a building earthquake proof

• Build | Seismic Shake-Up . DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL | PBS KIDS

paint stirrer (or thick piece of cardboard) to make a handle. masking tape. ruler. 3. Build the shake table. Wrap the rubber bands around the width of both pieces of cardboard. Space them about 4 inches apart. Slide two tennis balls in between the pieces of cardboard, and

• SHAKE TABLE EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT ON THE SEISMIC

World Conference on Earthquake Engineering October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China SHAKE TABLE EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT ON THE SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF BRIDGES USING E-DEFENSE N. Nakashima1, K. Kawashima2, H. Ukon3 and K. Kajiwara4 1 Director, Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center, National Research Institute for Earth Science and

• DIY Shake Table San Jose CA. 95113 - The Tech Interactive

DIY Shake Table San Jose CA. 95113 Lab Related Activity: Engineering for Earthquakes 201 S. Market St. 1-408-294-8324 thetech.org This activity is meant to extend your students’ knowledge of the topics covered in our Engineering for Earthquakes lab. Through this activity, students will practice engineering design principles and be responsible