The Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory (NSEL) of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has a long history of excellence in large-scale, experimental structural research and over the years has contributed greatly to the state-of-the-art in civil engineering. The structural testing section of the laboratory is a versatile area with a three-story clear height that can be used to carry out a wide range of tests of building materials, components, structural assembles, and models. Included in the testing area is a twenty-eight foot tall, L-shaped reaction wall and multi-axial loading units for seismic related experimental research.
An overview of the NSEL can be found here. For further information, please see Policies and Regulations. All new users to the lab must go through a training process and comply with the NSEL safety rules.
Recent Projects and Research
Laboratory Developed Extensometers