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The Safety Technology Institute of the JRC Ispra has recently built a structural assessment laboratory based on a 16 m high, 21 m wide reaction wall. Designed to resist the forces, typically several hundred tonnes, which are necessary to deform and seriously damage full-scale models of structures, the reaction wall facility, named ELSA (European Laboratory for Structural Assessment), is one of the largest facilities of its type in the world. The technical data for the ELSA reaction wall system are summarised, and implementation of the PSD test method discussed.

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Authors: DONEA J ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 10th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Wien (AT), August 28 - September 2, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38890 ORA
Record Number: 199510578 / Last updated on: 1995-05-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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