University of Bristol Experimental Facility
Earthquake and Large Structures (EQUALS) Laboratory is the UK’s largest dynamic test laboratory that specialises in earthquake engineering. The facilities contained include a six degree of freedom shaking table surrounded by a strong floor and adjacent strong walls. The role and significance of the EQUALS infrastructure is demonstrated by discussion of a number of recent and ongoing projects. Subject areas encompassed include inclined cable dynamics, human-structure interaction, multiple support excitation, pile-soil interaction, non-linear self-aligning structures and corroded reinforced concrete.
University of Southampton Experimental Facility
The Heavy Structures Laboratory, with its rigid floor and large hydraulic test rigs, undertakes leading research into railway systems, and large scale transport structures. Work done in Southampton brings together numerical modelling, materials testing and laboratory simulations with the behaviour of real infrastructure in service. Southampton is a world leading centre for infrastructure research with a particular focus on the infrastructure used for the transport of people, goods, water and energy. The facilities in the Heavy Structures Laboratory compliment the extensive testing facilities available in Testing and Structures Research Laboratory for smaller scale components and substructure.
The Testing and Structures Research Laboratory (TSRL) is a multidisciplinary facility that covers a wide range of application areas. The purpose of the facility is to provide the University of Southampton with a state of the art materials and structures testing facility that enable developments in measurement methodologies with a focus on utilising imaging systems to provide information on structural performance.