The ANCO Model R-191 earthquake shake table is a 1 DOF (horizontal) economical teaching tool for earthquake engineering, vibration, system dynamics, control systems, and data acquisition and processing studies and demonstrations.
can be provided that includes sample models for study including a multi-story building, piping system, water tank, and base isolated simulated electronic cabinet.
The ANCO Model R-191 provides the following educational options to teachers and students:
- Demonstrates the concept that all structures have several modes and resonant frequencies.
- Shows how different types of earthquake motion cause different structural responses, such as, soil conditions or earthquake size and distance.
- Illustrates the nature of structural damping.
- Allows students to compete to build the most earthquake resistant structure according to various design principles and material constraints.
- Demonstrates the effectiveness of proper design versus inadequate design and how small changes can result in large safety margins.
- Demonstrates proper anchorage and safety measures of nonstructural equipment in a home or office.
- Enhances the students’ understanding of energy distribution in an earthquake motion and how the energy distribution affects a structure’s earthquake response.
- Allows the table to be used as a vibrator to excite a lab structure and demonstrate that real structures have resonant frequencies.
- Enables students to experience signal generation and processing in a servo control system.
- Enables students to perform structural control experiments.
- All of these topics are covered by the experiments described in the user manual which also includes quizzes to assess student comprehension.