Shock Table Facility

Shock Table Testing of Stone Masonry Building

A railway wagon shock table facility has been set up for testing of large size structural models for shock loading. The facility consists of 3 railway wagons rolling on a 120 ft long railway track which has on incline at both its ends to facilitate rolling of the wagon for loading purposes. The central wagon is used as a platform for mounting models and the other two for imparting shock (through springs) and rebound respectively. Large number of experiments have been performed on this facility for comparing the efficiency of various strengthening techniques for masonry buildings.