Coupled Wall Test

As part of the NEESR Project "Seismic Behavior, Analysis and Design of Complex Wall Systems", and headed by PI Laura Lowes and co-PI Dawn Lehman (University of Washington), with local investigator Dan Kuchma (University of Illinois), the MUST-SIM Site tested a coupled wall with a combined axial force, shear force, and moment. By using the LBCB's in mixed-mode control, realistic loading conditions can be precisely applied to the specimen, and advanced instrumentation such as the Nikon K-600 CMM gives an excellent measurement grid used to compare experimental results to computational analyses.

February 4, 2011