"Tongji University has a decades-long relationship with MTS, collaborating on earthquake simulation shaking table test systems that are among the most effective in the world," said Dr. Zheng Lu, a professor of seismic research at Tongji University. "Together we have successfully conducted seismic tests on significant municipal projects, transportation systems and high-rise buildings around the world."
MTS supplied a two-dimensional system to Tongji University's Shaking Table Testing Division in 1983. It was later upgraded to a three-dimensional system with six-degrees-of-freedom – a design capable of conducting even more complex seismic tests. For the Taizhou Bridge test, MTS supplied a first of its kind system with a series of shaking tables supporting up to 200 tons that can be arranged in many configurations.
"As the global population continues to grow, new civil engineering challenges become apparent – taller buildings, longer bridges, and bigger mass transit systems. At MTS, we are proud to be involved in research and testing methods that support the design and construction of these monumental new structures," said MTS President and CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Graves.
About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors. The Company's testing hardware and software solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products, and structures. MTS' high-performance position sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular appl
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