University Consortium for Instructional Shake Tables (UCIST)

shake table equipment
Experiments are quite effective for demonstrating basic concepts in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering to students. Shake tables are typically used for experimental research in earthquake engineering, but they are also very useful for instructional demonstrations.
Experiments are quite effective for demonstrating basic concepts in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering to students. Shake tables are typically used for experimental research in earthquake engineering, but they are also very useful for instructional demonstrations.
 
The University Consortium on Instructional Shake Tables (UCIST) has partnered with the George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), a premier cyber-environment project funded by NSF. The partnership focuses on developing a network of bench-scale earthquake engineering facilities that will engage a broad range of students by creating a series of shared laboratory exercises available for remote operation via the internet.
 
Grant: NSF-DUE-1058462
Sponsor: National Science Foundation - CCLI
Faculty Investigator: Dr. Shirley Dyke
Graduate Student: Xiuyu Gao, Chencheng Wu
Undergraduate Students: Le Yu, Yang Liu