Lab Tests

Static Tests

We have conducted several static load testing of centilever basket-beams to evaluate the stiffness of the wire basket alone. Test results showed that minor improvements to wire basket construction can lead to promising performance.

  • Cantilever load testing of a triangular wall section.

    • A beam made from welded wire with triangular cross section (Load ~ 85 kg (187 lbs), clear span=7.5 ft, max deflection ~ 4.5in).

      • Using a total station to measure deflections.

        • Using a total station to measure deflections.

          Dynamic Tests

          We also conducted shake table tests on several scaled models and one full scale 1ft wide wall section at ATS facility in Marietta. 

          • A full scale wall section was tested for consolidation on a 3ft by 3ft shake table at ATS.

            • 6.7 times scaled wall model tested on a 3ft by 3ft shake table under a ground motion in all three directions

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