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This SSI facility allows for the evaluation of large-scale soil-foundation systems.


The following equipment, instrumentation, and sensors will be available at this SSI facility:


  1. Two flexibly designed large soil boxes with dimensions of 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.8 m and 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.9 m
  2. Thin tactile pressure sensors
  3. Flexible shape acceleration arrays (SAA) sensors
  4. In-soil null pressure sensors
  5. On-surface null pressure sensors
  6. Shear pressure sensors
  7. Pore water pressure sensors
  8. Earth and push-in pressure cells
  9. Load cells
  10. Displacement transducers
  11. Strain gauges
  12. Tilt/clinometers
  13. Accelerometers
  14. Data acquisition and control system
  15. Soil storage and moving system
  16. Soil compactor
  17. Soil moisture-density gauge
  18. Borehole shear testing device
  19. Miniature Cone Penetrature Test (CPT)
  20. Analytical tools to analyze SFSI systems including LPILE, TZPILE, ABAQUS and GROUP
  21. Video conferencing and web broadcasting equipment


Recent Project

PITA Project: Integrated Framework using Monitoring and Reliability for Improved infrastructure Management under Uncertainty: Phases 1, 2, and 3


The aim of the PITA project is to develop a novel integrated framework using structural health monitoring and reliability technologies for improved bridge management under uncertainty. Through the use of new technologies and the employment of structural health monitoring and reliability approaches, the project is expected to have significant impact on bridge lifetime management practices.


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