Structures Department Structures Department
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Unit
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Unit

Infrastructures

The Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Unit (NESDE) has several experimental infrastructures for the development of R&D&I activities.

In the field of Earthquake Engineering, NESDE has one of the largest experimental facilities in Europe, conceived in its many aspects to carry out seismic performance assessment studies of structural systems of considerable dimensions up to limit states of imminent collapse fulfilling one of the currently most demanding challenges of Earthquake Engineering.
Nave de ensaios Testing room

LNEC-3D SHAKING TABLE
LNEC-3D shake table LNEC-3D shake table
Actuators Actuators
Reaction walls Reaction walls
Oil-Hydraulic system Oil-Hydraulic system
Control room Control room
tim projeto TIM

UNIAXIAL SHAKE TABLE

WIND TUNNELS
1D shake table 1D shake table
Hydraulic circuit Hydraulic circuit
Strong floor Strong floor

On the Wind Engineering domain, NESDE has three wind tunnels with different characteristics allowing covering a wide range of tests on reduced scale physical models.
Wind Tunnel nº1 Wind Tunnel nº1
Wind tunnel nº2 Wind tunnel nº2
Wind tunnel nº3 Wind tunnel nº3