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Seismic Isolation Testing

Seismic isolation testing focuses on the rubber bearings and dampers used to protect structures from damage during earthquakes and other seismic events, revealing important information about how these devices perform under different frequencies. Typically, bearings undergo a biaxial test with a high-force static load applied vertically and a cyclic load applied horizontally. Dampers are generally tested only in one direction. In both cases, forces range from 1,000 kN to 20,000 kN and more, making these tests demanding to perform accurately.

With more than 40 years of experience developing high-force and high-performance test systems for civil structural applications, MTS provides both the expertise and technology test teams require to conduct successful seismic isolation tests. Look to MTS for a complete and proven solution that incorporates:

Standard and custom high-stiffness load frames designed for high-force applications
High-force, dynamic structural actuators and large hydraulic power units
Digital controllers with high channel density, high capacity and superior configurability
Innovative seismic control software that produces accurate broadband seismic
   simulation
High force; Load Frame; Dynamic; Testing; Tension; Compression; Flex; Bend; Fatigue; Fracture; High Temperature; Metals; Composites; Ceramics;

High-Force Test Systems

Apply high loads to specimens ranging from aircraft components and wind turbine blades to construction materials, civil structures and geomaterials.

Servovalve; actuator; fatigue-rated; 244; 201

Actuators

Durable, reliable, fatigue-rated servohydraulic actuators engineered specifically for testing.