Engineering for Seismic Applications
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Building Non-structural Components Earthquake Simulation Testing
Witness an earthquake from inside the building
Learn more about the project scope and impact
Phase 1 - Base Isolator Tests
The first series of earthquake tests, which completed in April 2012, evaluated the effectiveness of base isolators to reduce the impact of a seismic event on a structure. Check out the CBS, ABC and MSNBC News reports.
Phase 2 - Fixed Foundation Tests
For the second series of earthquake simulations, the base isolators are removed and the building foundation is fixed to the shake table platen. The building is subjected to the full impact of several seismic events. This configuration is most common in today's structures.
Phase 3 - Post Earthquake Fire Performance
After the second round of earthquake tests, a building fire will be simulated to evaluate the performance of various fire protection systems within the building after a seismic event.
Hilti anchors, powder actuated fasteners, cast-in anchor channels, strut, overhead support systems, and firestop systems are installed throughout the five-story multi-use building that is being shaken by these earthquake simulations, providing Hilti a unique opportunity to see how our products work together across the system.