Advances and innovations at the multi-axial full-scale substructure testing and simulation (MUST-SIM) facility

B. F. Spencer, Daniel A. Kuchma, Amr S. Elnashai, Chia Ming Chang

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Abstract

The Multi-axial Full-scale Substructure Testing and Simulation (MUST-SIM) facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). In this facility, full-scale structures or structural subassemblages can be subjected to complex loading and deformation states at multiple connection points on the test specimen, including the connection between the test structure and its foundation. The MUST-SIM facility has the following unique features: (i) 6-DOF load and position control capabilities at multiple connection points, (ii) multiple dense arrays of non-contact measurement devices, and (iii) advanced nonlinear analysis, visualization, and data archiving and manipulation capabilities to enable integrated data exchange and manipulation, hybrid simulation (UI-SimCor), remote control and observation, and multi-site collaboration within a networked environment. This paper will present several successful implementations that illustrate recent advances and innovations at the MUST-SIM facility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering, AESE 2013
PublisherEUCENTRE
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event5th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering, AESE 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 8 2013Nov 9 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering
Volume2013-November
ISSN (Electronic)2522-2503

Other

Other5th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering, AESE 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period11/8/1311/9/13

Keywords

  • Advanced Instrumentation
  • Hybrid Simulation
  • LBCB
  • MUST-SIM Facility
  • UI-SimCor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Spencer, B. F., Kuchma, D. A., Elnashai, A. S., & Chang, C. M. (2013). Advances and innovations at the multi-axial full-scale substructure testing and simulation (MUST-SIM) facility. In 5th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering, AESE 2013 (International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering; Vol. 2013-November). EUCENTRE.