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The University of Minnesota's Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) Laboratory, the largest test systmem of its kind in the world, provides a powerful tool for investigationg the effects of earthquakes, hurricanes, and other extreme events on large structural components up to several stories tall.

 

Key features of the MAST Laboratory include:

  • Sophisticated six degrees-of-freedom (DOF) control systemthat enables application of complex multi-directional deformation or loading schemes to structural subassemblages.
  • Ability to apply large loads and deformations to test large-scale structural subassemblages including portions of beam-column frame systems, walls, tanks, and bridge piers
  • Integrated Quasi-Static Hybrid Simulation using the OpenFresco open-source framework
  • High capacity data acquisition system for collecting sensor information and three-dimensional positional information via optical measuring system
  • Remotely-controllable telepresence capabilities including capturing of high resolution images

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College of Science and Engineering

117 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-624-2006 Main

http://cse.umn.edu

 

MAST Laboratory

2525 4th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-626-1823 Main
612-626-9561 Alternate
612-625-5964 Fax

http://mastlab.umn.edu

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-5522 Main
612-626-7750 Fax

http://cege.umn.edu