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Structural Lab (SLAB)

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 is a brand new lab for large-scale testing and is a unique facility in Idaho. Lab structure has been specifically designed to handle loads including a reinforced floor. Instruments include hydraulic actuators, load frames, tensile testers, data acquisition systems and many other systems to enable static testing of large structural members.

Contracting Work

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

Expertise & Research

Structural LAB (SLAB) Home Page

AssetMfr and ModelFieldApplicationLab Name
374 anchor sleeves (each rated 100 kips) on 18in gridsCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Hydraulic actuators rated at 1.3 million lbfCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Steel reaction frames rated to 400 kipsCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Dual servo-valve hydraulic actuators (static and dynamic), each rated to 160 kips, ±12in strokeCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Fatigue testing machine and frame with servo-valve MTS hydraulic actuator rated at 22 kips, ±3in stroke, 31 in/sec velocity, up to 50 Hz frequencyCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Tinius Olsen Universal Testing Machine, 120 kips capacity and ±12in strokeCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Enerpac ram, 440 kips rating, 6in strokeCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Hydraforce hollow ram, 220 kips capacity, and 3in strokeCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Six servo-valve hydraulic actuators (static) with 10 kips capacity and ±4in strokeCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Several hydraulic pumps, jacks, and accessoriesCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Controller system for hydraulic actuators with data acquisition for 20 channelsCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Campbell Scientific data acquisition system with 96 channels, and up to 800 Hz sampling rateCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Vishay data acquisition system (20 channels)Civil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Creep Testing Machine and FrameCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Forklift, 5 kips capacity, and 83in clearanceCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Gantry crane, 8 kips capacity, and 144in clearanceCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
High Resolution CameraCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)
Accelerometers, Load Cells, LVDTs, Potentiometers, and Strain GaugesCivil Engineering Structural AnalysisStructural member characterizationStructural Lab (SLAB)