The seismic simulator comprises a 3´5m stringer-plate steel table with the motion provided by a 250kN actuator along the long table direction with all other motion components blocked or minimized. The Seismic Simulator can apply dynamic signals of max 0.75g (7.5m/sec2) at full payload (10ton.). A favorable characteristic of the simulator is its capacity in applying earthquake-type signals with velocities up to 1.2m/sec. The system is supplied with a 40-channel data acquisition system. The main research targets of the lab is the  verification of design approaches, the determination of the capacity of structures, the behavior of soil under seismic shaking, the response of equipment or artifacts employing seismic protection devices.

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