MAST Laboratory - University of Minnesota
Structural Design & Analysis
University of Minnesota
The Multi-Axial Subassembly Testing (MAST) Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility for testing full-scale building structures under the extreme loads caused by earthquakes. ESI provided structural engineering services for the 9′-6″ deep concrete strong floor, and the two 42 ft x 42 ft x 35 ft high strong walls configured in an L shape. Our scope of work included planning, layout, design calculations, contract documents, specifications and on-site observation of construction. Strong floor load capacity is 1,500 kips vertical and strong wall load capacities are 880 kips horizontal on each wall.