Lessons Learned from Tsunamis and Earthquakes – Testing Critical Infrastructure Using Multi Degree of Freedom Shake Tables
The Fukushima tsunami in March 2011 has triggered a worldwide effort to produce new and refined seismic standards for testing critical components used in nuclear power plants. Consequently, a push for 3 and 6 DOF seismic shake tables has provided ANCO with a steady stream of orders allowing opportunities for providing custom tailored hardware and software solutions to a variety of USA clients such as:
Many our shake table installations allow payloads ranging from under one hundred pounds to several tens of tons. 70% of our research and engineering team has MS/PhD degrees with multiple professional certifications. We are an active educator in the field of seismic testing and data interpretation.