Unique ERDC facility allows researchers the opportunity for large-scale structural testing
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory’s Structural Strong Floor is equipped with six actuators, each with a capacity range of 110,000 to 550,000 pounds. These actuators can run independently or together, using a computer-controlled manifold to simulate complex loading patterns. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo)