Journal Published Online: 01 January 1995
Volume 23, Issue 1

A Universal Panel Tester



A universal panel tester was built at the University of Houston to test reinforced concrete panel elements subjected to any combination of in-plane and out-of-plane forces. The forces are applied by 40 in-plane hydraulic jacks of 250-kip (1120-kN) capacity each and 20 out-of-plane hydraulic jacks of 140-kip (630-kN) capacity. The sophisticated hydraulic system makes it possible to simulate any complex stress condition in a panel.

Author Information

Hsu, TTC
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Belarbi, A
Graduate Center for Materials Research, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO
Pang, X
Southwestern Laboratories, Houston, TX
Pages: 9
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE10397J