Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cyclic Testing
Fracture Mechanics
Full Size Testing
Monotonic Testing
Seismic Simulation

Testing Capabilities


The Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory (NSEL) has the equipment and resources necessary to perform a wide array of tests. The lab is capable of performing:

  • Cyclic testing of materials
  • Fracture tests
  • Large scale (or full size) structural tests of steel composites and concrete assemblies
  • Monotonic tests, which include
    • Tension tests
    • Compression tests
    • Bearing tests
    • Bi-axial tests
    • Special design tests (i.e. any tests which require computer/manual control using transducers attached to a specimen)
  • Seismic Simulation
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