Models Lab

The Models Lab (ModLab) is a new installation developed within the Structures Laboratory as an infrastructure dedicated to provide education and training in experimental engineering.

The lab is used for the "Experimental Methods in Seismic Engineering", CIV 1560 (taught in English) and its twin CIV 1526 (taught in Greek) courses.

It is equipped with 6 steel frames supported on the grid-top of steel tables to allow the execution of a variety of tests on small scale models made of different materials.

Each table is supplied with an 8-channel USB data acquisition system powered by the SignalExpress software (Labview).

The loading system to be installed in the near future will comprise pneumatic and electrical actuators of low capacity.