- Year: 2018-2019
- Industry Partners: Prescient Co. Inc., J. R. Harris & Co.,
- CIEST Personnel: Adan Salvador Camacho, Aldrich Valerian, Brice Lucero, Kent Polkinghorne, and company
- Primary Investigator: Prof. Brad Wham
- Summary: Project included development of a bi-directional loading system to apply simultaneous axial and lateral loading to 6 in. diameter columns and splice connections. Nearly 60 full-scale tests were conducted to support evaluation of a new structural building system for seismic applications. Accredited testing performed to ISO/IEC 17025 standard following protocols provided by FEMA 461.
Timelapse of load frame construction
Real-time video of bi-directional loading test. Watch for the buckle under +100kips of axial compression!