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Structural Dynamics Lab

Lab Location

Idaho State University
Pocatello, Idaho

Faculty Contacts

Dr. Mustafa Mashal
mashmust@isu.edu
(208) 282-4587

Dr. Arya Ebrahimpour
ebraarya@isu.edu
(208) 282-4695

Expertise & Research

This facility is used for shake table testing of structural and non-structural models. Includes:

  • horizontal shake table
  • vertical shake table
  • additional MTS dynamic actuator
  • accelerometers. load cells, LDVTs, data acquistion systems and other instrumentation

Contracting Work

If you would like to conduct work at this lab, please contact one of the faculty contacts.

Structural Dynamics Lab Home Page

AssetMfr and ModelFieldApplicationLab Name
Uni-directional horizontal shake table with MTS servo-valve actuator, 10 kips capacity, ±3in stroke, 31 in/sec velocity, 50 Hz 4.5 ft. x 4.5 ft.Civil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Dynamics Lab
Uni-directional vertical shake table with MTS servo-valve actuator, 3 kips capacity, ±3in stroke, 31 in/sec velocity, 50 Hz, 2 ft. x 2 ft.Civil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Dynamics Lab
Two Spectral Dynamics PUMA Controller software integrated with data acquisition system (10 channels), antialiasing filters, and sampling rate in excess of 2,000 HzCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Dynamics Lab
Two 50HP powerful hydraulic pumps with 22 GPM capacity and manifolds for the hydraulic actuatorsCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Dynamics Lab
One extra servo-valve MTS dynamic actuator, 10 kips capacity and ±3in stroke, 31 in/sec velocityCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Dynamics Lab
Accelerometers, Load Cells, LVDTs, Potentiometers, and Strain GaugesCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Dynamics Lab
State-of-the-art Laser Vibrometer Test Setup, data acquisition, controller, and all others accessoriesCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Dynamics Lab