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    Earthquake Shaker Table

    The Studica Robotics Earthquake Shaker Table is used in the STEM classroom to simulate the shaking of structures.  

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    The Studica Robotics Earthquake Shaker Table is used for data-driven design of safer buildings.  Students create their design of a building for earthquake resistance and conduct experiments to test building modifications.  Analysis of the data sets are used to develop a final design considering the building height, safety and associated costs. 

    Please note: The shaker table can be used in conjunction with a myDAQ and the former Pitsco myQuake circuit board or other similar instruments.  You can also bypass the myDAQ and circuit board with the utilization of a separate DC Motor, Barrel Connectors and a Video Analysis application (not included).

    Key learning objectives and uses include the following:

    1. Earthquake Engineering Education:

      • Hands-On Learning: Educational institutions use earthquake simulation tables to provide students with hands-on experience in understanding the principles of earthquake engineering. This practical exposure helps students grasp complex concepts related to structural dynamics.

      • Experimentation: Students can conduct experiments on small-scale models to observe how various factors, such as building materials or structural configurations, impact a structure's response to seismic activity.

    2. Structural Testing and Research:

      • Material Response: Engineers use earthquake simulation tables to test how different materials and structures respond to seismic forces. This helps in designing buildings and infrastructure that can withstand earthquakes.

      • Structural Dynamics: Researchers study the dynamic behavior of structures under simulated earthquake conditions. This includes analyzing vibrations, deformations, and modes of failure to improve earthquake-resistant designs.

    3. Design Verification:

      • Prototyping: Engineers and architects use earthquake simulation tables during the prototyping phase of building design to verify the effectiveness of earthquake-resistant features before construction begins.

      • Innovative Solutions: Researchers and designers can experiment with new and innovative solutions to enhance seismic resilience in structures.

    4. Emergency Response Planning:

      • Scenario Testing: Emergency response agencies use earthquake simulation tables to simulate various seismic scenarios. This helps them plan and prepare for potential earthquake events, improving their response capabilities.

      • Evacuation Planning: Simulated earthquake scenarios allow city planners and emergency responders to evaluate and refine evacuation plans for areas prone to seismic activity.

    5. Equipment Testing:

      • Validation of Equipment: Critical equipment, such as medical devices or laboratory instruments, may need to be tested for their ability to function during and after an earthquake. Simulation tables provide a controlled environment for such testing.

      • Quality Assurance: Manufacturers of earthquake-resistant equipment use simulation tables to ensure that their products meet safety standards and can withstand seismic forces.

    The Studica Robotics Earthquake Shaker Table is used for data-driven design of safer buildings.  Students create their design of a building for earthquake resistance and conduct experiments to test building modifications.  Analysis of the data sets are used to develop a final design considering the building height, safety and associated costs. 

    Please note: The shaker table can be used in conjunction with a myDAQ and the former Pitsco myQuake circuit board or other similar instruments.  You can also bypass the myDAQ and circuit board with the utilization of a separate DC Motor, Barrel Connectors and a Video Analysis application (not included).

    Key learning objectives and uses include the following:

    1. Earthquake Engineering Education:

      • Hands-On Learning: Educational institutions use earthquake simulation tables to provide students with hands-on experience in understanding the principles of earthquake engineering. This practical exposure helps students grasp complex concepts related to structural dynamics.

      • Experimentation: Students can conduct experiments on small-scale models to observe how various factors, such as building materials or structural configurations, impact a structure's response to seismic activity.

    2. Structural Testing and Research:

      • Material Response: Engineers use earthquake simulation tables to test how different materials and structures respond to seismic forces. This helps in designing buildings and infrastructure that can withstand earthquakes.

      • Structural Dynamics: Researchers study the dynamic behavior of structures under simulated earthquake conditions. This includes analyzing vibrations, deformations, and modes of failure to improve earthquake-resistant designs.

    3. Design Verification:

      • Prototyping: Engineers and architects use earthquake simulation tables during the prototyping phase of building design to verify the effectiveness of earthquake-resistant features before construction begins.

      • Innovative Solutions: Researchers and designers can experiment with new and innovative solutions to enhance seismic resilience in structures.

    4. Emergency Response Planning:

      • Scenario Testing: Emergency response agencies use earthquake simulation tables to simulate various seismic scenarios. This helps them plan and prepare for potential earthquake events, improving their response capabilities.

      • Evacuation Planning: Simulated earthquake scenarios allow city planners and emergency responders to evaluate and refine evacuation plans for areas prone to seismic activity.

    5. Equipment Testing:

      • Validation of Equipment: Critical equipment, such as medical devices or laboratory instruments, may need to be tested for their ability to function during and after an earthquake. Simulation tables provide a controlled environment for such testing.

      • Quality Assurance: Manufacturers of earthquake-resistant equipment use simulation tables to ensure that their products meet safety standards and can withstand seismic forces.