This past week, we had a chance to display a few of our shake tables at the 9th US National & 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Toronto. It was a great opportunity to speak with many instructors and researchers who are using the shake table as part of their teaching and projects.
For the first time EVER outside of Quanser's headquarters, we had the Hexapod, our 6 DOF motion platform on display. Many attendees stopped as they passed, mesmerized as they watched the Hexapod play out the Northridge Earthquake of 1994 in x, y, and z directions. We also added some random yaw, pitch, and roll signals to give a more realistic effect.
Also on display were the Shake Table II and the Shake Table I-40. These systems are much more portable and great for teaching structural dynamics. You can see a few videos of the shake tables below. Enjoy!
Demonstration of Quanser's Hexapod, 6-DOF motion platform at the 2010 Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Toronto