A new research facility, namely the Laboratory of Earthquake engineering and Dynamic Analysis (LEDA), has been recently completed at ”Kore” University of Enna. The research centre, funded with a grant from Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, includes several laboratories operating in the fields of structural engineering and dynamics. Laboratories and educational facilities take place inside a main building rising in the new campus of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. The most attractive features of LEDA are the wide range of tests that can be performed and the simultaneous presence of a high capacity reaction wall-strong floor system and of two six-degrees-of-freedom shaking tables, so that the complementarity of both traditional techniques (pseudo-dynamic and dynamic tests) can be fully exploited and advanced hybrid testing method can be explored. In this paper the features of the main research facilities in LEDA are briefly presented. Furthermore, the design procedures of the large concrete reaction mass, built in order to dynamically isolate the entire building (where also offices are located) from the dynamic forces exerted by shaking table actuators, are presented.
|Titolo:||A new research facility: the Laboratory of Earthquake engineering and Dynamic Analysis (LEDA)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|