Reaction Walls

SEESL is equipped with two two Reaction Walls in Test Area 2, one next to strong floor and one next to the shake table trench.

  • Physical Data

    Reaction Wall next to Strong Floor:

    • Length: 41'-0''
    • Height: 30'-0'
    • Thickness: 2'-0''

    Reaction Wall next to Shake Table Trench:

    • Length: 23'-0''
    • Height: 30'-0''
    • Thickness: 2'-0''

  • Capacity Data:


    Allowable load per strip along NUMBERED lines (based on shear)

    Position

    Lines

    Max force

    shear strength

    clear span

    ft

     

    kip/ft

    kN/ft

    kN/m

    ton/m

    ton/m

    ft

    1

    TA TB TF TG TK TL A E F J K O P

    120

    544

    1784

    182

    172

    9.00

    3

    TC TE TH TJ B D G I L N Q S

    157

    712

    2333

    238

    172

    9.00

    5

    TD TI C H M R

    226

    1028

    3370

    343

    172

    9.00

    Allowable concentrated load PER HOLE (based on shear strength)

    Position

     

    Max force

    shear strength

    clear span

    ft

     

    kip

    kN

    kN

    ton

    ton/m

    ft

    1

    TA TB TF TG TK TL A E F J K O P

    239

    1088

    1088

    111

    172

    9.00

    3

    TC TE TH TJ B D G I L N Q S

    313

    1423

    1423

    145

    172

    9.00

    5

    TD TI C H M R

    452

    2055

    2055

    210

    172

    9.00

    Allowable concentrated load PER HOLE (based on moments)

    Position

     

     

    hole @

    2 ft

    0.61m

     

    gross span

    ft

     

    kip

    kN

    kN

    ton

    ton-m/m

    ft

    1

    TA TB TF TG TK TL A E F J K O P

    241

    1096

    1096

    112

    165

    10.00

    3

    TC TE TH TJ B D G I L N Q S

    103

    470

    470

    48

    165

    10.00

    5

    TD TI C H M R

    87

    395

    395

    40

    165

    10.00

    Allowable concentrated load PER HOLE (based on punching shear)

    Position

     

    Max force

    shear strength

    clear span

    ft

     

    kip

    kN

    kN

    ton

    kips

    ft

    1

    TA TB TF TG TK TL A E F J K O P

    182

    826

    826

    84

    182

    10.00

    Allowable moment per strip along ALPHABETICAL lines (based on shear)

    Position

     

     

     

     

     

     

    gross span

     

     

    kip-in/ft

    kip-ft/ft

    kN-m/ft

    ton-m/m

    ton-m/m

    ft

     

     

    4352

    363

    493

    165

    165

    10.00

    Allowable overturning moment per vertical strip

    Position

     

     

     

     

     

     

    gross span

     

     

    kip-in/ft

    kip-ft/ft

    kN-m/ft

    ton-m/m

    ton-m/m

    ft

     

     

    13056

    1088

    1480

    495

    495

    10.00

    Allowable position for actuators

    Size

     

     

    Height from the floor

    Mom.strip of holes

    gross span

    ton

     

     

    in

    ft

    m

    ton-m/m

    ft

    50

     

     

    324

    27.0

    8.24

    302

    10.00

    100

     

     

    237

    19.8

    6.03

    302

    10.00

    200

     

     

    119

    9.9

    3.02

    302

    10.00

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